Woman with 8 foot long hair aims to break world record
A 59-year-old Chinese woman has let her hair grow for 35 years because she believes long hair will help her achieve health and longevity. Gu Meiying, from Yunnan, southwest China, recently showcased her hair, which measured more than eight feet long, to Chinese media. It had matted together to form a single braid. The real-life Rapunzel now hopes to become a Guinness World Record holder with her extraordinary mane, reported People’s Daily Online. According to reports, Gu Meiying started growing her hair in 1980 when she was just 24 years old. Initially, she tied her hair behind her back when she worked as a farmer. Later, when her hair became too long, it matted together to form a single braid and can no longer be separated.