Friday, November 27, 2015
Most heads shaved in one hour by a team: Bald Angels broke Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
Northland, New Zealand -- A Guinness World Records record was smashed when 462 brave souls had their heads shaved in one hour for a Far North charity; the Bald Angels broke the record, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: A Guinness World Record was smashed when 462 brave souls had their heads shaved in one hour for a Far North charity. Photo: Jess Burges (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most heads shaved in one hour by a team is 371 and was achieved by the Be Brave & Shave for a Cure team (USA), in Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA, on 21 October 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously; it is 267 and was achieved by the Canadian Cancer Society's Pedal for Hope (Canada) at the Peterborough Airport in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada on 16 May 2015.
The event was inspired by the charity's last big fundraiser where they raised $45,000 in 2012 when 62 people went bald.
There were 462 heads shaved by just 10 hairdressers at the event, which took place in Keri Keri. The Bald Angels group attempted the record to raise money for children in the Far North, which has one of the highest rates of poverty in New Zealand.
Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis, deputy mayor Tania McInnes, ex-All Black Eric Rush and many caring people from across the country lost their locks in good spirits.
The money raised will go to vulnerable children and their families in Northland.
The previous Guinness World Records world record, set in Wisconsin, United States in 2012, was 371 heads shaved in an hour.
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