Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Record-setting baldies

Folks in Geneva, New York are gearing up for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life head-shaving event, which will be June 17 and 18 this year. Last year's event set a world record:
[E]vent organizers say it was with the help of Newland and dedicated volunteers like her that they were able to get a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most heads shaved in one hour.

"The official tally was 135 heads shaved in one hour with 30 hairdressers cutting," said Linda Equinozzi, chairperson of last year’s event.

Equinozzi added that 188 people actually participated in the event, but that Guinness has pretty strict guidelines for each individual.

"There’s certain rules to how much hair you’re supposed to start out with," Equinozzi explained. "The whole thing is, you can’t be balding."
It's a nice article, with comments from participants as young as 9 years of age. They mention later in the article that the record may have been broken recently, but it hasn't been made official just yet.

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