Grand Rapids Man Wins Guinness World Record for a 150-Foot Beard Chain
It's giving a hairy world victory!
If your husbae says he doesn't want to cut his beard, maybe enter him into a beard competition.
A Grand Rapids native is putting all of the bearded men to shame.
Earlier this month in a bar in Casper, Wyoming, Joel Andrus was one of the people in the world's longest beard chain competition.
Many people, including Joel, were in town for the National Beard and Moustache Championships.
What the heck is a beard chain?
It is essentially long beards tied together to form a continuous chain.
The previous record for a beard chain was set in Germany in 2007. The beard chain was 62 feet and six inches.
However, this year's beard chain breaks the record by a landslide.
What is the new record?
The men clipped their beards together and created a beard chain that was 150 feet long.
If you need perspective on how long 150 feet is, the Statute of Liberty is 151 feet from the base of the statute to the torch.
That means this beard chain is one inch away from being the same size as the most iconic American statue.
This group of men stood together for 31 seconds. They could secure their spot in the Guinness World Record.
However, according to USA Today, Kylie Galloway, who is a spokesperson for Guinness World Records says that they have not received an application from the winners for the title and the attempt.
No worries! The men are eligible to apply through Guinness' website but it could take anywhere from 12 to 15 weeks to be reviewed.