Doddapalliah, a 95-year-old man from India has reportedly never his hair since birth which is now about 24 feets (7.3 meters) long.
The man who hails from India’s Karnataka state has to bundle his long hair into a huge and entangled ball on top his head and tie it with a cloth to help him move around.
At 95, his hair poses a hindrance to his movement but rather than cut it, he asks for help from people around to help him tie it.
Many people in his home town of Molakalmuru, Chitradurga district (himself inclusive) consider him a human deity, a demigod sort of.
He hasn’t cut his hair in nearly a century for fear of losing his status as a human god.
In a short clip shared by Newsflare, a frail-looking Doddapalliah can be seen squinting in pain as a couple of people work to untangle the entangled mess on top of his head for a photoshoot. It doesn’t look like his hair has been washed in a while either, which would explain the thick, hard-looking dreadlocks.
Doddapalliah is not the only male Rapunzel as there is an Indian man Sakal Dev Tuddu who hasn’t cut his hair in over 40 years and a Chinese man who had allegedly not cut his hair in 54 years.
There is also “male Rapunzel” Savjibhai Rathwa, who kept his 19-meter-long hair in a black rope wrapped around his right arm.
Think of all these people when next you freak out about not being able to visit the salon for an extended period of time.
Watch short video clip below;
Sources – Oddity Central, Pulse NG, Guardian News