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Most famous moustaches revealed

entertainment Updated: Nov 04, 2010 20:00 IST

Spanish painter Salvador Dali's facial hair has topped a new poll of the best-known moustaches of all time.

According to almost a quarter of Britons, the surrealist's meticulously waxed moustache is the most famous, reports the Telegraph.

The poll, which surveyed 14,144 British men for MSN Him, found 1990s wrestling star Hulk Hogan's trademark ''handlebar'' number came second with 18% of the vote.

Albert Einstein landed the third spot with 13%, followed by 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and then comic actor Charlie Chaplin.

DaliMSN Him is sponsoring the Movember charity, which encourages the growing of moustaches this month.

The top ten most famous moustaches are:

Salvador Dali (24%)

Hulk Hogan (18%)

Albert Einstein (13%)

Friedrich Nietzsche (12%)

Charlie Chaplin (11%)

Freddie Mercury (11%)

Daley Thompson (4%)

Bruce Forsyth (3%)

Jimi Hendrix (3%)

Ian Botham (1%)

In photos: Timeless moustaches