Eleven-Foot Beard

Amazing Portraits of Louis Coulon and His 11-Foot Beard As a Nest for His Cats

Born on February 26, 1826 in Vandenesse (Niève), Louis Coulon was a “cast iron moulder” at the Forey factory in Montluçon. Apparently, he was already shaving by age 12 but could not maintain the sharpness of his razor blade from its frequent use. In fact, his beard was growing so fast that by age 14, Coulon already had a 50 centimeter (19.6 inch) beard. From then on, it was just a matter of letting it grow to monstrous length.…

…But the fact remains, as amazing as Coulon’s hirsute look is, it just wouldn’t be complete without his fuzzy little companion!

I guess scissors weren’t heard of in those days?

Vintage Everyday
h/t davidt on A♠

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