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The world's longest ear hair

HIS ear hair is 25cm long and still growing but Indian grocer Radhakant Baijpai has no intention of trimming it.
“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.

Officially recognised by Guinness in 2003 as having the longest ear hair in the world, Radhakant has carefully coifed his ear-folicles from 13.2cm to their current ear-itching length.

Considered by Radhakant, 58, to be symbol of luck and prosperity, his incredible ear-hair has been growing since he was 18 and more importantly has never been cut.

In lobe ... Radhakant and his wifeMaintained by a specially prepared blend of herbal shampoo, Radhakant has so far resisted the pleas of his long suffering wife to cut it off.

Radhakant, from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, said: “She has always been asking me to cut my ear-hair, but since the official record was confirmed by Guinness, she has allowed me to keep it because it is a source of pride to me.”

A little off the sides ... Radhakant at the barbers

He added: “Before people would tease me, not maliciously, but still would ask me why my I \never cut my ear hair.

“Now I tell people with pride about the good fortune that my hair has brought me.

“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.”