Grow a Google Earth Moustache for Movember

Invented in 1999 by a group of Australians, the Movember Foundation fights to raise awareness and funds for a variety of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer. The word “Movember” is a combination of “Moustache” and “November”; growing a moustache during November is essentially the trademark symbol of the group.
Last year GEB reader ‘Damien’, a Movember participant, decided to help give it a bit of promotion. Similar to our Halloween tradition of turning Google Earth into a pumpkin, Damien turned the earth in a giant smiley face with a moustache!


You can download the model from the Google 3D Warehouse or download the KML directly. For the best effect, be sure to disable other layers in Google Earth, particularly the “borders and labels”.
You can learn more about the Movember Foundation at

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Would be awesome to actually grow a giant hedge or something that could be seen from space in the shape of a moustache.

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