Many world records denote feats of incredible strength, mindpower, speed, or another admirable trait. Some, however, are very specific and bizarre. These world records are sure to make you gasp. Real-Life Rapunzel Xie Qiuping set the world record for longest hair in 2004 at 18 feet and 5.54 inches. The 54-year-old Chinese woman has been growing her hair since she was 13 years old to reach this length.