Hundreds gather in Ireland to set world record for most mohawks

Lindsay Jolivet
Daily Buzz

A total of 257 people with mohawks gathered one place on Friday and it wasn't for a punk convention.

The Irish Cancer Society and its radio station partner, Today FM, set a world record for the largest gathering of people with with a mohawk hairstyle.

Canada has fundraisers for which volunteers shave their heads, such as Shave for the Brave. A Canadian also holds the record for the longest beard on a living man.

However, Ireland has taken cancer fundraising to a rockin' new level with its 'Shave or Dye' campaign, advertising it as a war between two factions — monks versus punks.

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The idea is that volunteers can choose to shave all of their hair off, becoming monks, or they can choose a mohawk and join the ranks of punk.

The volunteers weren't only teenage boys, either, the event's Facebook page shows kids and women sporting multi-coloured mohawks for the cause. But the group shot shows a considerable number of men versus women who were willing to shave off the sides of their hair.

No one at this event broke the world record for the tallest mohawk, which still belongs to a Japanese fashion designer named Kazuhiro Watanabe. The spikey hairdo is 113.5 cm tall.

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