Human bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but some bodies stray a bit farther from the average than others. Just take a look at the some of the newest world record holders, in categories ranging from fattest female to longest tongue to hairiest family. “Guinness World Records 2012 celebrates a diverse range of extraordinary records, but certainly our human body records remain some of the most loved and talked about,” Guinness editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said in a written statement. But before you talk about them, you have to take a look at them. So, Here we have 9 such weird Guinness world record holders having extreme body conditions. Let’s look at them one by one…
1. Longest tongue in the world
Here’s Californian Chanel Tapper with the longest tongue in the world – it measures 3.8 inches from tip to top lip.
2. Heaviest woman in the world
Pauline Potter from Sacramento, Calif is the fattest female in the world. When she was weighed on May 13, 2010, she tipped the scales at a whopping 643 pounds.
3. Hairiest family in the world
Werewolves may be fictional, but there’s nothing fictional about one super hairy family. Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves and Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves are two of a family of 19 that spans five generations all suffering from a rare condition called congenital generalized hypertrichosis – in other words, they all have excessive facial and torso hair. The women are covered with a light to medium coat of hair while the men of the family have thick hair just about everywhere, except on their hands and feet.
4. Shortest man in the world
How short is the shortest man? A mere 24 and 1/4 inches tall. When Junrey Balawing, from the Philippines, turned 18 on June 11, 2011, he was officially deemed the shortest living adult man.
5. Longest fingernails in the world
In a city known for attractions, Las Vegas resident Christine “The Dutchess” Walton does not disappoint. She is the proud owner of the world’s longest fingernails – they measure 10 feet and two inches on her left hand, and nine feet and seven inches on her right hand.
6. Most piercings in the world
Talk about a piercing stare. Rolf Buchholz, from Dortmund, Germany, has a total of 453 rings and studs all over his body. These include 94 piercings in and around his lips, 25 in his eyebrows, eight in his nose and 278 in his genital area.
7. Longest mustache in the world
Is facial hair still called facial hair when it drapes down the body? When Ram Singh Chauhan’s mustache was measured during a records show on March 4, 2010, it was an impressive 14 feet long.
8. Biggest Afro in the world
There are countless volume-boosting hair products out there, but Aevin Dugas, from New Orleans, boasts the largest natural Afro. It’s four feet and four inches in circumference.
9. Longest ears in the world
Humans aren’t the only ones with extreme body parts. Meet Harbor, the dog with the longest ears, from Bachelor Gulch, Colorado.