Taiwan student seeks world record for longest leg hair

Other News Materials 11 August 2008 12:54 (UTC +04:00)

A Taiwanese student's hopes to set a world record for having the world's longest leg hair were in peril Monday as he accidentally pulled out the hair, news reports said.

Lin Kuan-wei, a third-grade high school student in Pingting City, southern Taiwan, displayed the 13.4-centimetre leg hair to reporters Monday, saying he hopes to set a Guinness world record because the current record is only 12.4 cm.

Lin was on a study tour in the United States in 2007 when an American student noticed he had one long hair - measuring 13.4 cm - on the lower part of his right leg while the rest of his leg hairs were only about 1 centimetre, dpa reported.

"He encouraged me to apply for the Guinness World Record. I checked Google and found that the current record - 12.4 cm - was set by Tim Stinton, an Australian, on February 2, 2005. So I decided to apply for world record," he said.

However, Lin accidentally pulled off his long leg hair, so he is not sure if the Guinness World Record Museum will recognize his record.