Unbelievable Human Body Records
We all know that the human body is capable of some pretty interesting stuff, and each body is different from the last, but there are some people in the world who have some freaky deformities just by nature or by allowing their body components to grow for a long, long time. Meet five people whose unique bodies have broken records and accomplished great feats that no ordinary person is capable of.
1 Longest fingernails on a woman
Think you have long fingernails? Think again. Lee Redmond is a 66-year-old lady residing in the United States, and she broke the record for the longest fingernails of any female in the world. Starting from the year 1979, she allowed them to grow for almost three decades. In 2008, her fingernails were 28 feet and 4.5 inches long. However, the year after, a car accident caused her to lose her exceedingly long fingernails. Nonetheless, if you are ever worried that you need to trim your nails, be thankful that they aren’t nearly as long as Lee Redmond’s!
2 Longest ear hair
It may not be a very flattering record to break, but an Indian man called Anthony Victor has the longest ear hair of all time. Not only does he have abnormal amounts of hair sprouting from his ears, but it is also extremely long. The hair grows from his outer rears and measures at 7.12 inches. He also has long and excessive amounts of hair near his ear canal, and behind his ear. It might be a good idea to cut it off, but Victor does not. Perhaps he is proud of his record-breaking ear hair, regardless of how weird it may seem.
3 Furthest Eyeball Pusher
In what seems like something from a cartoon, an American woman called Kim Goodman can push her eyeballs out of their sockets at 0.47 inches. This was measured in Turkey during the year 2007. It may look disturbing or painful, but Goodman claims that it does not hurt at all, and they can easily go back into their sockets. There are other people in the world that can push their eyeballs out, but Goodman is still the current champion of this record.
4 Stretchiest Skin
A British man called Garry Turner stands as the champion for the record of the person with the stretchiest skin. He can pull his skin up to 6.25 inches from its normal placement. This is not due to high pain endurance, because no normal human would be able to accomplish this even if it did not her. Turner actually suffers from a disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which affects the connective tissues in the skin. Amazingly, Turner’s skin stretches even more than other people with this condition. No matter how much you pull your skin, you probably won’t break Turner’s record unless you have Ehlers-Danlos as well.
5 Tallest man alive
We have all seen people that are so much taller than us that it makes us feel a little short. However, a Turkish man called Sultan Kösen towers above anyone else alive with a height of 8 feet and 3 inches. According to the Guiness World Records, he is one of only ten people with a height of 8 feet or higher. The reason behind his height is that the pituitary gland his brain produced excessive amounts of growth hormone, which started when he was ten years old. However, a surgery on his pituitary gland allowed him to stop growing.