PAUL BUTLER, HOST: Some world records are feats of strength or great skill. Others are…well…real chin scratchers.
Two weeks ago in Casper, Wyoming,a gaggle of men put their heads together—or rather their long beards—in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest beard chain.
MYRNA BROWN, HOST: A what?
BUTLER: A beard chain.
BROWN: I’m not picturing it. How do you make a beard chain?
BUTLER: Well, picture this. 72 men with beards eight inches long or longer standing side by side in a large circle. Each beard is parted in half—think pigtails but with whiskers—then the two ends of each beard are temporarily clipped to the neighboring one.
The chain more than doubled the old record! The final measurement was 150 feet long!
BROWN: A lot of hairy guys!
BUTLER: Yep, they were all together for the National Beard and Mustache Competition.
The event raised money for good causes— homelessness and service dogs for veterans. So it was a successful fund razor and the beard chain was definitely the mane attraction.
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