At one time, Obama confidante and senior adviser David Axelrod’s 40-year-old mustache was on the line on an election bet. He won that bet, of course, but gamely decided to still put his infamous ‘stache on the line in exchange for $1 million raised for epilepsy research (Axelrod’s daughter Lauren suffers from the disease). Donald Trump ponied up $100,000 of that. Like Axelrod quipped, it was “like an archaeological dig” as it came off on live TV.

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And the ‘stache in history: