Going to Great Lengths

September 19, 2006 1 min read

In Ephrata, Wash., there’s a group of middle school science students who each day are greeted by a man with a foot-long, graying beard—their teacher. CNN reports that after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, science teacher Gary Weddle decided not to shave or trim his beard until Osama bin Laden was caught or killed. The manhunt has dragged on longer than expected. This story features a color picture of Mr. Weddle and his facial hair. Enjoy.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.