Longest Beard: Hans Langseth

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The longest beard ever measured belonged to Norwegian Hans Langseth (aka “King Wiskers”). Langseth immigrated to the United States in 1867 where he spent most of his life as a farmer. Upon his death in 1927 it was 5.33 meters (18 feet 6 inches) long.  A misconception is that his beard was only 17.5 feet long. When he passed away, his family cut it, leaving about 12 inches of it on him when he was buried. The part that was removed was eventually given to the Smithsonian Institute where it was displayed to the public.  Read more…