The human body is full of wonders. Just when we set a limit for our body, someone comes forward with an incredible, new body record.
Sometimes it's the thrill, sometimes it's the challenge, while at other times it's just an abnormality which enables a particular human body to break the records and set new limits. And so, some weird records are just too bizarre to really wrap your head around. Besides the fame, why else would you get pierced thousands of times, or grow your fingernails so long they're unusable?
Well, for whatever reason, there are some world record holders that specifically use their body as a means of gaining fame. Some of these people are frightening, some are fascinating, and some are just impressive. And not necessarily for fame, the reason may be that their abnormality is natural.
Here I've compiled some of those bizarre human bodies that have made it to the world records. Take a look and just think for yourself which one impressed you the most.
Sun Ming and Xu Yan got married in 2009, and in 2016, they were confirmed by Guinness World Records as the couple with the tallest combined height in the world. Sun is seven feet, nine inches tall, and Xu is six feet, two inches tall. Together, they are nearly 13 feet and 11 inches tall, and before you even think, yes, they were both previously athletes.
Cathie Jung's 15-inch waist is the world's smallest waist. She achieved this after having worn tight-fitting corsets for years.
When Michael Hill was stabbed on April 12, 1998, that all happened except for the death part. He was stabbed with an eight-inch serrated knife, that doctors were able to work carefully and diligently to remove. Miraculously, he survived without widespread damage, and he found out later that he was now the world record holder for largest item removed from a human brain.
Luckily, this is the case for an unnamed 34-year-old woman, who had the largest intact tumor ever recorded removed from her right ovary in 1991. The tumor was removed successfully over the course of six hours. Upon removal, the tumor was 303 pounds in weight, and over three feet long.
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. Her breasts weigh a whopping 65 pounds each.
Svetlana Pankratova has legs that measure 51.9 inches long, making her the record holder for longest legs in the world. The record was confirmed in Madrid, Spain in 2003, and since then, Svetlana has been flaunting what she's got.
Sadly, conjoined twins don't tend to have a long lifespan. However, in the case of Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, their life together is something of a marvel, and a record-breaking one. The twins share a lower digestive tract, groin, and rectum. They can't be separated without killing one or both of them.
Elaine Davidson of Brazil first began getting piercings in 1997. Over the next nine years, she would get well over 4,000 piercings and is still going strong to this day. From her face to her ears, to her tongue, Elaine has had more piercings than anyone else on earth. She already holds the world record for most piercings gotten in a lifetime, and no one knows just how much more she'll get.
Garry Turner has a rare condition that makes his skin very loose and elastic. It's called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in which he can stretch the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 15.8 cm, which from 2009 is still a world record to this day.
Twenty-year-old Francisco Domingo Joaquim from Angola has the widest mouth in the world. At full stretch, it measures 17 cm. 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.
In 2011, this Japanese man had it verified in Tokyo that he had the tallest Mohawk hairstyle, and was put into record books. It took him 15 years to grow his hair to the record-breaking length, and it was measured at 44.68 inches, breaking the previous record of just 31.5 inches. Rock on, dude!
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