The staff at Yahoo! Movies seems to be just a little bit challenged, vocabulary-wise. And facial-hair-wise, too:
That claim that Mr. Depp sported a handlebar mustache is a little misleading. This is the facial hair that the writers claim is called a handlebar mustache:
And this is a handlebar mustache:
They look exactly the same, don’t they? Well, no. They look completely different, but I quibble.