According to Guinness World Records, the largest natural afro in the world has a circumference of 4 feet and 4 inches, and belongs to a 36-year-old social worker from New Orleans. Seated in a room full of disco balls, atop a giant mirrored platform, Aevin Dugas describes the drawbacks of having the world's biggest afro:
It is problematic because when I'm driving I can't see. So that's a problem. One time I slammed my hair in a car door getting in. It gets caught inc lugs. It might get caught in someone's drink. It gets caught in my earrings a lot. It tends to hook on things, like trees, when I'm walking by… It can be kind of problematic, but I still wouldn't change a thing about it.
Now, don't get me wrong, this is an impressive afro. But next to the debilitating magnitude of, say, world's longest fingernails or world's most pierced face? I guess I was hoping for something that wouldn't even fit in a car. But good on you, Aevin Dugas, for your commitment, vision, and willingness to spend your 15 minutes of fame atop a giant mirrored platform. Giant mirrored platforms should be a more widely accepted attribute of fame. You deal with the paparazzi, you pose for pictures with fans, and you sit on giant mirrored platforms. Lindsay Lohan would be down. [Laughing Squid]