"A Vietnamese man who has not cut his hair for 31 years is seeking a place in the Guinness Book of records claiming to have a mane measuring 6.2 meters (20 feet four inches).
Tran Van Hay, 67, from the southern province of Kien Giang in Mekong delta, wanted to appear in the book but did not know how to contact the editors, local sources said.
"He has not cut his hair for 31 years. The last time he washed it was six years ago," said an official from the commune's People's Committee.
The man apparently got sick every time he cut his hair and decided not to cut it anymore, the official said.
"He can't work anymore as a farmer because of the volume of its hair so he's just collecting herbs for traditional medicine as charity work," he added."