I'm not really a "chicken or egg" kind of guy, but I have to think that if the asterisk came before the Hebrew Bible, the Scrolls would have included the following:
Each time a mustache is shaved, an angel in heaven dies and falls to earth. *-except in the case of Movember
Now, I run you through all that to get you to this.
Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford is shaving off his signature mustache.
But, as I alluded to earlier (kinda)...it's all for a good cause.
UPDATE: Courtesy of @MoBroJesse...below is Axford sans the fu manchu.