The world’s longest natural dreadlocks belong to Asha Mandela, a self-proclaimed “Black Rapunzel” and understandably so!
In 2009, Asha’s dreadlocks were officially measured by Guinness and found to be 19 feet, 6 inches long, with one lock measuring 55 feet, 7 inches.
55 FEET, 7 INCHES!
Asha has been growing her locks for over 25 years and she carries them low on her back bundled in a sling tied around her waist. Fortunately for her, she married a Kenyan hairdresser who takes loving care of her hair two days a week.
Asha currently lives in Florida and has her own line of haircare products.
Image from Asha Mandela’s Facebook Page
BONUS FACT: On average, hair grows .3 – .5 mm per day, 0.5 inches per month, and 6 inches per year.
The most expensive wedding dress ever made is the the Diamond Wedding Gown worth $12 million dollars. The dress was created by designer Renee Strauss and master jeweler Martin Katz. Made in 2006, this dress features 150 carats of diamonds.
BONUS FACT: Las Vegas is the top wedding destination in the US with over 100,000 weddings a year.
Dress image – http://www.diamondring.com/journal/715-diamond-wedding-dress/
At his heaviest, Jon Brower Minnoch weighed approximately 1,400-lbs. Minnoch was hospitalized in March 1978 at age 36 due to cardiac and respiratory failure. During his hospitalization, it was discovered he was suffering from edema and carrying an estimated 900 – lbs in excess body fluid.
To get Minnoch to the hospital from his home, it took over a dozen firemen and rescue personnel, a specially modified stretcher, and a ferry boat to transport him to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
He was placed on a strict 1,200 calorie diet and discharged from the hospital after 16 months having lost a whopping 924-lbs; putting him at a weight of 476-lbs.
John passed away in 1983 from his incurable edema. Upon his death he weighed 798-lbs.
BONUS FACT: The fastest weight loss on the reality show the Biggest Loser was from Moses Kinikini in season 11 who lost 41-lbs in ONE week.
Photo of John Minnoch – https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42893432