Did you know that a German guy had 11 face tunnels and a split tongue? How about the American who had the largest earlobe flesh tunnel? Have you ever wondered why they do such weird and crazy stuff to their body? Some may think that it is something extremely foolish to do, while other might consider it as an astonishing sight.
Whatever their reasons are, they still deserve respect as a human person. But, did you know that there are also some exceptionally “special” persons who have the most bizarre aspect of their body. And believe it or not, they are unusually natural – no body modifications done.
The persons featured on this list even received recognition and award from the Guinness World Records. Get to know these mind-boggling record-breakers of the world!
The longest tongue measures 10.1 cm (3.97 in) from its tip to the middle of the closed top lip. It belongs to Nick Stoeberl of USA. It was verified in Salinas, California, USA, on the 27th of November 2012. In an interview, Nick said that he always experience that strange but “usual” introduction when meeting new people. His friends never fail to boast his record-holder tongue to every new person he is introduced to and getting to see his longest tongue means you’re already “friends”.
The widest mouth belongs to Francisco Domingo Joaquim “Chiquinho” of Angola. His lips and cheeks when stretched measures 17 cm (6.69 in). He can even put a soda can sideways into his mouth. It was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on the 18th of March 2010. Francisco was discovered on Youtube by the Guinness World Records researchers. He’s also known as “Angolan Jaw of Awe”.
Longest Nose on a Living Person
The longest nose on a living person measures 8.8 cm (3.46 in) long from the bridge to the tip. It belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek of Turkey. It was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 18th of March 2010.
Shortest Woman Living
The shortest woman living is Jyoti Amge of India, who measures 62.8 cm (24.7 in). Jyoti Amge was measured at the Wockhardt Superspeciality Hospital in Nagpur India on her 18th birthday to make her qualified to take over this record from Bridgette Jordan. Jyoti Amge had previously held the title for the shortest teenager (female) living. She said that getting the record made her feel special and important, and she now feel better about herself.
Tallest man living
The measurement of the tallest man living is 251 cm (8 ft 2.8 in). Holding the world record is the Turkish national, Sultan Kösen. He was measured in Ankara, Turkey, on 08th of February 2011.
He was a part-time farmer and was the first man over 8 ft (2.43 m) to be measured by Guinness World Records in over 20 years. Sultan took the title from Xi Shun of China, who measured 2.361 m (7 ft 8.95 in) in height back in 2005.
Garry Turner of UK garnered the title as the man with the stretchiest skin. He is able to stretch the skin of his stomach to a length of 15.8 cm (6.25 in). He said that he had always known that his skin is different. When he was just a small child, his uncles would show it off to their friends. He revealed that he can stretch his skin on every part of his body and it doesn’t hurt at all.
According to doctors, Garry’s ability to stretch his skin is caused by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It is a rare medical condition where the connective tissues of the skin are affected. They said that the collagen that strengthens the skin and determines its elasticity becomes defective, causing the skin to loosen. In a more serious case, it can even cause “hypermobility” of the joints and even a fatal rupture of the blood vessels. Unfortunately, there’s no cure yet to this condition.
Farthest Eyeball Pop
The person with the farthest eyeball pop was discovered in USA. Kim Goodman can protrude her eyeballs to an extension of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 2nd of November 2007.
To measure the distance of the “pop”, optometrist needs to use a proptometer. In an average of three, the last measurement gives the final, eye watering result.
Kim’s condition is called “Proptosis” – the medical term used for eyeball displacement or bulging eyes. She said that she discovered her talent when she was hit on the head by a hockey mask, but can now pop out her eyes freely.
Largest Natural Breasts
The largest breast belongs to Annie Hawkins-Turner (aka Norma Stitz) of USA. She has an under breast measurement of 109.22 cm (43 in) and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm (70 in).
When most girls wear training bra while reaching the puberty period, Annie was already wearing a regular grown-up bra when she was just in third grade. Her breast development began at the age of nine. Now, she wears a US size 52I bra, the largest made, but by American bra estimation, these measurements would put her in a 48V bra, which is not manufactured.
Annie received her Guinness World Records title in 2000. “It made me feel like a million bucks. It’s such an honour. This will go down in history. It’s something I will always cherish.”