Who Had the Longest Hair in the World?

Could you imagine hair more than five times as long as your body? Early this century, a holy man who lived in a monastery in India had hair that was measured to be 26 feet long!

Then there was Jean Bunford, a woman born in England in 1895. Jean had hair that reached to her ankles, and she stood 7 feet, 7 inches tall. The longest hairs on her head were probably more than 8 feet long!

The world’s longest mustache belonged to an Indian man. From one end to the other, the mustache measured about 8.5 feet. And a man who lived in Norway had a beard that was more than 17 feet long!

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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