I’m related to King Whiskers himself and I consider him famous
Meet my great, great, great, great, great uncle, Hans Langseth.
King Whiskers, as he was called, holds the record for the world’s longest beard at 18 feet 6 inches long. His beard is at the Smithsonian!
He was born in 1846. He started growing his beard as a bet. After he won the bet he couldn’t cut it off. He would roll it up on a piece of cardboard and tuck it into his lapel. Hans spent much of his life as a farmer, but for a while, he traveled with a circus show, exhibiting his beard to the public.