By Mark Frauenfelder at 4:24 pm Sat, Mar 26, 2011
He made it to 2,747 last year!
It’s like the real life version of the GENTLEMEN meme.
Now I know what to do with my life! Finally!
Will 2011 be the year this gentleman succeeds in putting 3,000 toothpicks in his beard?
I sincerely hope so, and I trust you to keep us updated.
Sadly, probably not. He said it took 16 months to grow that beard and that he shaved it off the night of this video.
I read that too. I don’t think it’s going to happen.
The video of the guy he beat was actually better IMO. It showed the toothpicks being put in one at a time at first, and he really tries hard to shake them all out.
“Camera Operator: My lovely wife”
I love it when happy mutants find true love.
I hope you all will also click on the video choice that comes on at the end of this “toothpick beard” viddy, which is called “I need my beard,” or like that, and it’s quite the the poem tune to the explicit fact that, after watching it, I can only say, “This man really needs his beard.” You can vote on whether he should or not. Worth watchin’!” 8^}
Impressive. Quite an achievement. The length and breadth of human yearning has taken this gentleman to great bearded heights! I’m speechless.
is that the grossest thing i have ever seen on boingboing…i’m thinking maybe, yeha, just maybe
I don’t know why my brain finds that so revolting. But it does. It looks like a porcupine is feeding on his face.
Agreed. I can’t even watch the video because just the screen shot is making my arm hair stand on end and my whole body itch, and i don’t quite know why. It’s like some disgusting growth on his face.
Agreed. The video makes my skin crawl and my scalp and face itch itch itch. I have to scratch my scalp hard all over. I wonder what causes this reaction. I wish I never saw that video.
Stand back if he looks like he’s about to sneeze.
That was 16 months’ growth, 12 months ago, so I’m pretty confident that if he can wait until August then he can do 3000. But that may be tough if he’s in Arizona.
I think the true star of this video is the “Holy cow!” girl.
Pfff. Those aren’t toothpicks; that’s Andrew Weil.
I know it’s just me, but I find wasting 3000 toothpicks on something that trivial to be ecologically unsound. I certainly hope he composted or recycled those toothpicks. I’d hate to think he just threw them in the trash when he was done.
Wonâ€™t someone please think about the CHILDREN!!!!
Think of all the lumber folks “waste” learning woodworking or carving. Heck, he has not gone through nearly the amount of lumber that a simple beach bonfire would destroy. Sometimes hobbies have an impact, but life is better with such activities than without.
How can you call this a waste? The sight of him shaking those picks out of his beard at the end makes this a far more worthy cause than 3000 jerks pretending to clean their teeth.
::concern troll bot activating::
I know it’s just me, but I find wasting [3000 toothpicks] on something that trivial to be ecologically unsound. I certainly hope he composted or recycled those [toothpicks]. I’d hate to think he just threw them in the trash when he was done.
Yep, definitely 2,747 toothpicks
Itâ€™s true, the Martian school teacher lamented, Earth might have survived, if not for the great toothpick holocaust of 2010…
Needs more olives.
[When BoingBoing trolls.]
At the end of the movie it says that he shaved it all off that very night. I guess that means he won’t make it to 3000 toothpicks then. Pity.
you know, in olde times, only royalty could have collars and neck ruffles like that.
Sudden thought – what if he’d tripped before removing the toothpicks?
He’d be handy at a wedding, serving the hors d’oeuvres.
Or will it be the year I put one toothpick in his eye?
That’s glorious. And the reaction of that awestruck kid demonstrates why. She’s not going to grow up complacently satisfied with just being normal. Bravo, Dad (if you are the dad).
Jesus – H – Christ. Give me a break. I trust you save and reuse your tooth picks – yeah?
I feel like Lewis Black: “Brruuppbbblebbb what?!”
@Sekino – YES! Rent himself out to martini parties!
To misquote Roy Scheider, “You’re gonna need a bigger beard.”
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