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Six metres of hair

Tuesday, 22 June 2004

Tran Van Hay in Vietnam has not had a haircut in 31 years, presumably not since 1973 assuming the Vietnamese live in the same Universe as the rest of us. His hair is now 6.2 metres long.

I’m a bit peeved by this. I’ve not had a haircut since 1969 (35 years) and my hair is nowhere near that long. Mine’s more like 25 cm which is more or less the length it’s been for the past 30 years or so. Not that I’d want hair as long as Mr Tran’s; it would get caught in the bike chain as well as being a bugger to wash and would possibly need its own seat on the bus. It does leave me wondering whether there are long haired and short haired breeds of people just like there are with cats and dogs. It would be interesting, to me anyway, to find the person in the world who’d avoided a haircut for the longest and had the shortest hair.

Posted 22 June 2004, 21:15 BST