Posted by By Limoge at 23 September, at 08 : 44 AM
Thanks to our parents, Mother Nature, all of us have our own unique looks and traits. As much as we are alike, we are also quite different, too. Yet there are some of us who are just a little more different than the rest of us. Following are just some of those people who have body parts that are, shall we say, just a little bit more extreme than the rest of us.
Cathie Jung: World’s Smallest Waist – 15 Inches
At first look it may seem like Miss Jung’s waist has been photoshopped or she’s seriously addicted to wearing Spanx but nope, that’s Cathie Jung’s tiny waist which measures a slight 15in (38cm), making her figure distinctly hourglass.
The Queen of Corsets , as she has aptly named herself, has worn tight-fitting corsets for years to get there, and appears in the 2007 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records .
Annika Irmler: World’s Longest Female Tongue
German schoolgirl Annika Irmler has licked her way into the Guinness Book of Records with her whopping seven centimeter tongue.
The twelve-year-old can reportedly finish an ice cream cone in one fell swoop.
Lui Hua: World’s Largest Hand
This is one perosn you do NOT want to give the high five! Lui Hua from China suffers from a rare condition known as macrodactyly . His left thumb measures 10.2 inches and his index finger measures close to 12.
Surgeons have attempted to reduce the size of Liu’s fingers and thumb–they managed to remove 11 pounds of flesh and bone in the procedure. A second surgery is scheduled to take place sometime in the future.
Lee Redmond: World’s Longest Fingernails
Lee Redmond of Utah has not cut her nails since 1979. Hence they grew to a whopping length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in), and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest fingernails.
Sadly, on February, 2009, she lost them in a car crash (and every manicurist in Utah was in mourning).
Radhakant Baijpai: World’s Longest Ear Hair
Talk about, bleccch! Indian grocer Radhakant Baijpai certainly has a goal in life: making sure that he has the longest ear hair in the world. Radhakant was crowned the official Guinness World record holder for the longest ear hair back in 2003, when his aural fronds were an already-impressive 13.2cm long.
But that didn’t stop him pursuing his goal of ever-longer hair on his ears. After several more years of carefully cultivating and caring for the ear-hair, Radhakant’s tufts now stretch an astonishing 25cm. He is now waiting for Guinness adjudicators to confirm that he has set a new high, hairy bar for his chosen field.
Svetlana Pankratova: World’s Longest Legs
If anyone deserves to be a Rockette, it’s this woman! Russian Svetlana Pankratova has, according to Guinness World Records, the longest legs of any woman in the world.
While she is not the world’s tallest woman, her legs are 132 centimetres (4 ft 4 in) long. Because her upper body is of average dimensions, she is 196 centimetres (6 ft 5 in) tall. She has also very large feet, size 13 (US) / 46 (EU), making shopping for shoes difficult.
From 1992 to 1995, Pankratova played women’s basketball in the USA, and on 2008 she appeared in Trafalgar Square in London on September 16, 2008 with He Pingping, the smallest man in the world, to promote the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records.
Mehmet Ozyurek: World’s Longest Nose
Somewhere Joan Rivers is having a fit reading this! Mehmet Ozyurek, born in Turkey in 1949, has been confirmed as having the world’s longest nose. His nose measured 4.5 inches (8.8 cm) when it was last measured on July 06, 2007.
He and his nose currently live in Artvin, Turkey.
Devendra Harne and Pranamya Menaria: Most Fingers and Toes
Along with Pranamya Menaria, Devendra Harne shares the title of the person with the most Most Fingers and Toes, they are both indian and have 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes) as a result of the condition polydactylism.
Frank Ames: World’s Longest Eyebrow Hair
Frank Ames of Saranac in New York earned his place in the Guinness Book of World Records with a pair of bushy brows measuring 9.6cm. He decided to go for the title on 2003, only to discover it didn’t exist. After calling officials, he set up and claimed the hairy new record. “I don’t know why it grows like that, it just always has,” he told reporters. (Okay, I have to admit, I am a compulsive eyebrow tweezer, so seeing this picture made me want to run over there and just pluck that sucker out!)
Vivian Wheeler: World’s Longest Female Beard
With the longest hair in her beard measuring 11 inches – 27.9 cm., Vivian Wheeler of Illinois is blessed with having the longest beard for a female. Her father insisted she start shaving at the age of 7, but since 1993 Vivian Wheeler has not, letting her beard grow . I think Robin Williams may have met his match!
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