Alt News September 17
IMAGES OF THE DAY: This Guy Has The World's Tallest Mohawk

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It's hard to measure exactly how punk someone is. You can point to their attitude, their clothes, the music they like. But if you went by height, Kazuhiro Watanabe would qualify as the punkest dude on Earth.

Kazuhiro now holds the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Mohican (Mohawk) Hairstyle. His coif registers an impressive 44.68 inches, or 3 feet 8 and a half inches, well above the previous record holder, Germany's Stefan Srocka (with a still-really-tall 31.5 inch 'hawk).

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We know how tall the hair is - but how long does it take to get to that height? Apparently, Kazuhiro, who is 40 years old, has spent over 15 years growing out his locks.

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And at this length, he can't style it into a mohawk by himself. It takes a team two hours, three cans of spraypaint and one jar of gel to sculpt it into the stand-up style seen here.

So why did he decide to grow the world's tallest mohawk? Just because he felt like it: as he told the Associated Press through a translator, "he always wanted to make the tallest mohawk."

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Doing something kind of crazy just because you feel like it. How punk is that?

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Check out an AP video of Kazuhiro in New York for the Guinness Book of World Records 2013 launch:

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