An Idaho man again bested all rivals in a small town’s “Longest Beard” competition — though his pride and joy was an inch shorter than last year.
The Lewiston Tribune reported that Bob Canup is the four-time champion of Pierce’s annual competition, held at the mining town’s 1860 Days commemorating the discovery of gold nearby.
Beard and all, Canup fits the part, a modern-day prospector who dredges for gold up in Rhodes Creek, hunts for rare crystals and cuts firewood six months of the year to pay bills.
Canup said his secret to life is simple: He doesn’t have anybody but himself and his dog to worry about.
He does what he does, when he wants to do it.
And that includes growing — and rarely trimming — his championship facial hair.