Thursday, February 19, 2009

world's longest ear hair

His ear hair is 25cm long and still growing, but the grocer from India Radhakant Baijpai has no intention of trimming it, no matter what his wife says.

Officially recognised by Guinness in 2003 as having the longest ear hair in the world, Mr Radhakant has carefully coiffed his ear-follicles from what was a record-breaking 13.2cm to their current ear-itching length.Considered by Mr Radhakant, 58, to be symbol of luck and prosperity, his ear-hair has been growing since he was 18 and has never been cut.

Maintained by a specially prepared blend of herbal shampoo, Mr Radhakant has so far resisted the pleas of his long suffering wife to cut it off.Mr Radhakant has even stopped wearing rings, so as not to catch his hair and run the risk of losing out on his record.

''I am sure that no one in the world has ear-hair longer than mine and my hair is almost double the length of the first record I set in 2003.......We are currently waiting for confirmation from Guinness that my ear hair, which stands at 25cm is now the new standard for men with extreme ear hair.''