The human body is a thing of wonder. Just when we set a limit for our body, someone comes forward with an incredible, new body record. Sometimes it’s the thrill, some times it’s the challenge, while at other times it’s just an abnormality which enables a particular human body to break and set new limits. In this article, we have brought you 10 such unbelievable human body records.
1. Most face flesh tunnels
German extreme body artist Joel Migger was awarded a Guinness World Record in 2014, with 11 face tunnels in his face ranging from 3 to 34 mm.
Joel Migger took piercing to a whole new level after creating a giant flesh tunnel in his cheeks. He started experimenting with body modifications at the tender age of 13. At 23, he now holds the world record for the highest number of flesh tunnels in a face.
Until now, Migger has spent more than £4,000 to alter his body. Despite his extreme look, he insists that his tunnels do not affect his daily life and instead simply takes smaller bites when eating. Migger says he has acquired a grand total of 27 different piercings, as well as six tattoos, an implant, and has even had his buttock branded.(1,2)
2. Largest gape
A German man Bernd Schmidt has the largest gape of all measuring 8.8 cm and is now a Guinness World Record holder.
On 17 January 2015, Bernd Schmidt created a world record with his incredible mouth gape measuring 8.8 cm (3.5 inches). He was inspired by his son to attempt going for this record.(source)
3. Smallest waist
Cathie Jung’s 15-inch waist is the world smallest waist. She achieved this after having worn tight-fitting corsets for years.
At the age of 38, Cathie Jung started wearing a six-inch training belt to gradually reduce her then 26-inch waist. She began wearing the corset due to her love for Victorian clothes. Since 1983, she has worn a corset 23 hours a day, only removing it for her daily shower. Her now 15-inch waist is completely natural and she doesn’t eat a special diet or exercise to maintain it.(source)
4. Largest foot rotation
Fourteen-year-old Maxwell Day broke the previous record of external foot rotation in 2015 by rotating his foot 157 degrees.
When Maxwell Day saw the picture of Moses Lanham, the previous record holder of external foot rotation, he believed he could beat him. So, he spoke to a Guinness World Records team member about it. On 23 September 2015, he became the record holder of largest external foot rotation by rotating them to 157 degrees and beating Moses Lanham by 37 degrees.
5. Largest breasts
Annie Hawkins-Turner holds the world record for largest breasts measuring 109.22 cm and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm.
American woman Annie Hawkins-Turner has a bra size of 102ZZZ. Her breasts weigh a whopping 65 pounds each and are still getting bigger. According to Annie, her breasts started developing at the tender age of five. By the age of nine, her breasts had grown to a 36D. Later, she was diagnosed with gigantomastia, a condition that involves the slow, progressive growth of breast tissue. She doesn’t sleep on her back in case she gets crushed by her breasts.(1,2)
6. Longest ear hair
The world’s longest ear hair belongs to an Indian named Anthony Victor and it measures 18.1 cm at its longest point.
Anthony Victor is a retired headmaster hailing from Madurai, India. On 26 August 2007, his ear hair was measured to be 18.1 cm. He is known by his pupils as the “ear-haired teacher.”(source)
7. Stretchiest skin
Garry Turner of the UK can stretch the skin of his stomach to an amazing length of 15.8 cm due to a rare, connective tissue disorder.
Gary Turner is a 41-year old man who suffers from an extreme case of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This disorder has caused his skin to be loose and stretchy. He can stretch the skin of his belly and turn it into a table capable of holding three pints of beer! He is now a performer for the Royal Family of Strange People, a unique collection of fascinating individuals currently performing in London.(1,2)
8. Widest mouth
Twenty-year-old Francisco Domingo Joaquim from Angola has the widest mouth in the world. At full stretch, it measures 17 cm.
Francisco Domingo Joaquim’s 6.69-inch-wide rubbery mouth has earned him the bizarre title of the “World’s Widest Mouth” by the Guinness Book of World Records. He can fit a whole can of pop in his jaws sideways. His unique talent was discovered by the Guinness Book of World Record researchers while scouring YouTube. After two years of searching, they tracked him down to his hometown in Angola. Since then, Francisco has become an Internet sensation.(1,2)
9. Farthest eyeball pop
Kim Goodman from the USA has farthest eyeball pop in the world and can pop her eyeballs 12 mm beyond her eye socket.
Kim Goodman discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Ever since that day, she can pop out her eyeballs on cue. Her eyeball also pops out to its incredible length when she yawns.(1,2)
10. Longest eyebrow hair
An octogenarian Chinese man Zheng Shusen has the longest eyebrow hair in the world measuring an incredible 19.1 cm.
In 2015, Zheng Shusen discovered the incredible length of one of his eyebrow hairs in his right eyebrow. When measured at a hospital in Menzhouli, China, it measured 19.1 cm. His long eyebrow hair is so long that it sometimes slips into his mouth while he eats. So, he usually tucks it behind his right ear.(source)