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Meet the 2012 Guinness World Record Holders

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World's Longest Beard Goes Right to the Floor
Sarwan Singh, World's Longest Beard

Sarwan Singh, World's Longest Beard

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I had half a mustache once -- but I can't imagine what it would be like to have a beard like this.

Canada's Sarwan Singh entered the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records with his 7-foot-9 beard.

That's longer than Shaquille O'Neal is tall: The hoops legend is 7-foot-1.

It's also nearly as tall as 8-foot-3 Sultan Kösen, the world's tallest man.

Singh, head priest at Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Surrey, Canada, says his beard isn't a talent.

"It's a gift from God," he said according the Canadian Press.

The Sikh faith forbids haircuts, so many men who follow the religion have long beards -- but Singh's whiskers landed him a spot in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records.

The CP says Singh has called his beard his favorite body part, and usually rolls it up or keeps it over his shoulder to prevent it from dragging on the floor.

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