Vietnamese Man Has Not Cut His Hair for 80 Years
Coronavirus safety restrictions have caused many men around the world to grow their hair longer than usual. But none of them compare with Nguyen Van Chien of Vietnam. He claims to have gone almost 80 years without cutting his hair.
The 92-year-old has hair that is around five meters long. His hair looks like a long rope.
Chien believes that what a person is born with should be left untouched. He spoke to a reporter from Reuters news agency.
"I believe if I cut my hair I will die. I dare not to change anything, not even combing it," he said. "I only nurture it, cover it in a scarf to keep it dry and clean and looking nice."
Chien lives in a village about 80 kilometers west of Ho Chi Minh City. As a boy, he had to cut his hair when he was at school. But he left school after third grade. He said he decided never to cut, comb, or wash it again.
"I remembered my hair was black, thick and strong," he said. "I combed it, untangled it to make it smooth. But when I heard the calling from the divine power, I knew immediately that I was chosen."
He added, "I touched my hair and overnight it became really hard. It has attached to my head and became a thing of its own."
Nguyen Van Chien believes in nine powers and seven gods. He follows a very rare religion known as "Dua", or the coconut religion. The name comes from its founder, who claimed he survived only on coconuts. Dua is banned in Vietnam.
Chien's fifth son, Luom, helps him with his hair. He, too, believes in the connection between hair and death. Luom says he has seen a man die after trying to re-attach his hair with string.
"These things look simple but they are sacred," said 62-year-old Luom.
I'm John Russell.
He went off to change a guitar string.
He had defiled the sacred name of the Holy Prophet.
Religion had an intimate association with alchemy during the Middle Ages.
He was one of the founders of the university's medical faculty.
5.Coronavirus safety restrictions have caused many men around the world to grow their hair longer than usual.
around the world 世界各地
There were television crews and pressmen from all around the world.
This is, of course, international news and soon it was being flashed around the world.
6.But none of them compare with Nguyen Van Chien of Vietnam.
compare with 与...相比较
The flowers here do not compare with those at home
Few can equal [ compare with] her in manual dexterity.
由于新冠病毒的安全限制，世界各地许多男性的头发较平时更长 。但再长也比不上越南的阮文谦（Nguyen Van Chien） 。他声称自己已经80年没有剪过头发了 。
这位92岁的老人的头发大约有5米长 。他的头发看起来像一根长长的绳子 。
阮文谦认为，一个人与生俱来的东西不应该随意改变 。他接受了路透社记者的采访 。
“我相信如果剪了头发，我会死的 。我不敢改变任何东西，甚至从来没有梳理过头发，”他说 。“我只做简单的护理，用围巾围着，保持干爽、清洁，让头发看起来很漂亮 。”
阮文谦住在胡志明市以西约80公里的一个村庄里 。年少时，因为在学校念书他不得不剪头发 。但他三年级后就辍学了 。他说，自己决定再也不剪发、不梳头、不洗头发了 。
他说，“我记得（当时）我的头发乌黑、浓密、厚实 。”“我梳理，解开了头发，让它变得通顺，光滑 。但当我听到神的召唤时，立刻意识到了我是天选之人 。”
他补充说，“我摸了摸头发，一夜之间发质变得非常硬 。头发覆盖在脑袋上，变成了脑袋的一部分 。”
阮文谦信仰九神和七神 。他信奉着一种非常罕见的名为“Dua”（椰子教）的宗教 。这个名字来自该教的创始人，他声称只靠吃椰子为生 。Dua宗教在越南是被禁止的 。
阮文谦的第五个儿子卢姆帮他打理头发 。他也相信头发和死亡之间的联系 。卢姆说，他见过一名男子在试图用绳子将头发重新接起来后死亡 。