April 1 must have come early at Guinness, with the publication of a study into the amount of beer lost into moustaches. The brewer estimates that there are 92,730 Guinness drinkers with facial hair (such precision for a piece of kite flying), who lose 0.56ml of the black stuff every time they take a sip. At 10 sips (no swigging) to a pint, that adds up to 5.6ml of wastage per pint. This means that hairy top lips are costing £423,070 a year from 162,719 pints of lost drink. {{COUNTERPOINT }}

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