One of the most attractive attributes to a horse is their long wild flowing manes and tail. Each animal has unique hair, yet all as beautiful as one another. However hair on the upper lip in the shape of a mustache is a less commonly known place for horses to flourish hair growth.
Mustaches are common with breeds such as the Gypsy Vanner horse breed, who are known for their gorgeous flaxen coats, flowing hoof feathering and full luxurious manes and tails. The facial hair that this breed sports is linked to the gene which produces heavy growth of hair in other places on the horse’s body.
The Gypsy’s are not the only horses to grow mustaches however, as the gene of hair in horses is cumulative. This means that the more copies of the gene in the animal will produce more hair. Therefore certain horses will have more copies and as a result, more hair. This is a valid reason for why not all horses grow mustaches whilst others do.
The Shire breed is another horse that mustaches are common with. Mustangs and Quarter Horses also grow mustaches to protect them from the cold. Some horses will grow them in winter and shed them in summer as a kind of upper lip winter coat.
The 10 Most Unusual Commercial Offices In The World
ING House, Amsterdam, Holland
This interesting building constructed in 2002 is often nicknamed as the shoe or the dustbuster. The building is constructed like a table with sixteen legs resting on pins in the ground, almost making it look like some kind of insect.
The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic
The Dancing House stands out very uniquely from the rest of Prague’s ornate gothic buildings. It is considered as a contemporary classic that is unique from its surroundings. The building was constructed in 1996 and is comprised of office spaces apart from the top floor which is a restaurant.
Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan
This building has replaceable ‘units’ which means entire parts of the building can be taken out and updated whenever needed. It was built in 1972 however it still stands out to be unique. The building is mixed use of residential and business today.
Manchester Civil Justice Center, Manchester, England
Although this building is not strictly deemed to be an office complex, it is a commercial property. The unique building was constructed in 2007 and is an interesting example of Futurist and Expressionist architecture in England.
St Mary Axe, London, England
This building is also known as the Gherkin and is used for commercial use. The Gherkin was constructed in 2003 and was purchased for 700 million pounds in 2014 by the Safra National Bank of New York.
Lloyd’s Building, London, England
The ‘inside out’ building is located closely to The Gherkin. This building was constructed in 1986 and is the youngest in England to be given a Grade I listing by English Heritage. The eleventh floor houses a Committee Room that was transferred from the previous Loyd’s Building.
The Robot Building, Bankok, Thailand
This strange building could be considered creative or simply an eye-sore. However, no matter your point of view the Robot Building in Bangkok is supposed to represent the increase of dominance of computers in finance. The building was constructed in 1986.
Office Center 1000, Kaunas, Lithuania
This building was constructed in 2008 and is also known as the Banknote Building. The image on the outside of the building is made from an enamel paint which allows the note to look printed on. The note design is from 1925 currency.
The Puerta de Europa Towers, Madrid, Spain
These two towers were the world’s first leaning high-rise office buildings. They are also known as the Gate of Europe. Helicopters can land on either tower without any issues despite the buildings’ sloped design. They were built in 1996.
The Crooked House, Sopot Poland
This is regarded as the most unusually-designed building in the world. It was built in 2004 and designed by an artist and children’s book illustrator Jan Marci Szancer and a local painter Per Dahlberg.