Having cultivated his beard for almost a year, Ed Cahill can now lay claim to having grown some record-breaking face fuzz.

The 25-year-old from Carlow, Ireland last month managed to set a new world record for most toothpicks in a beard after managing to place an incredible 3,107 of the small sticks of wood within his facial hair.

It took Ed just under three hours to complete the task during the attempt which took place at the studios of Irish radio station Today FM during the The Ray D'Arcy Show.

Ed originally had the idea for the record attempt after he and his friends got bored waiting for food in a restaurant and began placing as many toothpicks as they could in his beard.