Beards are a man’s best friend and we strive to perfect our facial hair. We care for it and nurture it with beard oil and beard balms. We trim it with pinpoint precision using only the very best beard scissors. We shape our masterpiece of facial hair with meticulous attention to detail. We do all this because we understand that a well-groomed beard looks amazing and making you look great is the only function of a beard for many but for a very special few a beard is for stuffing with toothpicks, pulling cars and much more all in the name of earning world records.
Here are just some of the many unbelievable beard based world records:
Longest beard – living male
The world record for the longest beard stands at an astonishing 2.495 metres and belongs to Canadian, Sarwan Singh. Sarwan initially appeared on the Italian “Lo Show dei Record” TV show in 2010 where his beard boasted a magnificent 7 feet 9 inches in length but when measured again, on an American TV show the following year his beard had grown to an outstanding 8 feet 2.5 inches (2.495 metres).
Most wins at the World Beard/Moustache Championships
Karl-Heinz Hille is a master of the beard who does not sacrifice style in place of functionality to attain his world record. In fact, he embraces style more than almost any other bearded man walking the planet as he entered the Guinness Book of World Records due to earning the most victories at the world beard and moustache championships. Hille holds an astonishing 8 victories at the championships which he acquired between 1999 and 2011. If you want to learn a bit more about this unique man you can read our blog article looking at 8 times world beard champion, Karl-Heinz Hille here.
Most tooth picks in a beard
Irish man Ed Cahill owns the record for most tooth picks to be held in someone’s beard. He set the record after almost 3 hours of filling his beard with the tiny sticks of wood. He managed to stuff an incredible 3,107 tooth picks in his facial hair. Ed is the proud owner of the record which stemmed from an idea he and a friend had when they were bored. Whilst waiting for food in a restaurant Ed decided to pass the time placing toothpicks in his beard – who would have guessed it would have led to a world record.
Heaviest weight lifted by human beard
The record for the heaviest weight lifted by human beard was set in Turkey back in 2013 by Antanas Kontrimas who achieved the record on the set of “Rekorlar Dunyasi”. Antanas set the record at 63.8kg beating his previous record of 63.5kg which was achieved on the set of “Lo Show dei Record” the previous year.
Heaviest vehicle pulled by beard
The heaviest vehicle pulled by a beard world record is set at a staggering 1,952 kg and is the second record on this list to belong to Antanas Kontrimas. Antanas set the record by pulling the vehicle five metres on national TV in his home country of Lithuania.
A variation of the record belongs to Kapil Gehlot who used his beard to pull a 2,205kg vehicle 40 metres in just 1 minute 47 seconds.
Have you ever thought of using you beard to earn your way into the Guinness Book of World Records? Whether you have or not all beards need caring for whatever their purpose so make sure that you keep it looking and feeling great with all the right beard grooming essentials.