London, Mar 10 : An Indian man has broken a world record- for having the longest ear hair!
Radhakant Bajpai, a grocer has dense tufts sprouting to an incredible 5.2in at their longest point.
The astonishing length was confirmed for the Guinness Book of Records by medical examiner Dr R P Gupta.
Together, Bajpai's ear tufts measure almost 9.8in.
Amazingly, they are long enough for two small ponytails.
The proud grocer uses a special shampoo and has stopped wearing rings and necklaces so he does not damage his luxuriant lug-whiskers.
The feat ranks as one of the weirdest in this year's edition of the Guinness book.
However, Bajpai, of Naya Ganj in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, said he wished people would take it all more seriously.
"Making it to Guinness World Records is indeed a special occasion for me and my family. God has been very kind to me," The Sun quoted him, as saying.