The biggest beard of bumble bees was the aim of a surprisingly painless contest in Bangkok on Monday (17 January).
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SV Winning contestant Mr. Saiyoo with beard full of bees (3 shots)
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Background: The biggest beard of bumble bees was the aim of a surprisingly painless contest in Bangkok on Monday (17 January). Three honey-growers took up the challenge and each turned up with his most devoted hive of domesticated bees. Each entrant made low humming noises to attract his followers before Mr. Saiyoo Yensabai emerged an easy winner with an 18-inch growth. Was he stung? No, said Mr. Saiyoo, "they are my friends"
SYNOPSIS: You don't need to be an optimist or expert to grow a beard.