Chicago-based beard enthusiast Eamon Daly is raising money for charity by using his three-and-a-half inch beard to lift objects, documenting his progress on thingsmybeardcanlift.com.
For every $100 someone donates to his cause, Daly adds another pound to his running tally until he gets to a 50-pound object, or $5,000.
Currently, hes raised $1,570 by lifting objects like rollerskates and a Star Wars Millennium Falcon toy with his beard, but its more than just stuff that hes lifting.
He says, A friend of mine told me that the most important thing my beard can lift is peoples spirits, so I wanted to do this for charity to really do that.
Daly is preparing for heavier lifts by doing neck exercises and admits, 50 pounds is a lot. Im not gonna lie. Im a little worried.
He says people are itching to see him lift children with his beard and assures that he hasnt ruled out the idea.
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