Incredible World Records Using Body Parts
There are a bunch of world records out there for the fastest sprint made by man or the world record for eating hotdog sandwiches in just one go. However, we bet that you haven’t seen these incredible people with their world records using only their body parts.
Whether it would be the longest hair or the tallest man on earth, we got that covered for you. All you have to do is grab yourself a good snack, find a comfy place to sit in, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Just be warned, you’ll see incredible things that we think only exist in our imaginations, so be ready to be amazed and marvel at their majestic title. In fact, most of them have Guinness World Records credits under their name. That would give us a huge preview of what’s in store for us!
Now enough with the introduction, and let’s get down to business. Brace yourselves and ready your wow meter. Let’s take a look at some of the incredible people and their astonishing world record using only their body parts!
Ayanna Williams is known around the globe as the lady with the longest fingernails on both hands. What do we mean by that? Well, just take a look at the measurements the folks from Guinness World Records had to say about it. Overall, they officially measured all her nails and it came out with a staggering combined figure of 576.41 cm. Just a side note, these measurements were taken on the 7th of February 2017, so the length of her nails could even be more today.
The lady from Houston, Texas will surely find a hard time getting her nails serviced and might probably cost her extras from her credit cards to do so. Well, we can’t blame the nail parlors for that.
According to our science teacher, the skin is the most resilient part of our body, and it makes a lot of sense considering our skin takes a lot of beating compared to other parts of our system. Interestingly enough, there’s a man in downtown Los Angeles with a unique set of skin that earned him a spot in the elusive circle of Guinness World Records.
Turner was born in the UK and utilized his skin condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome to his advantage. He showcases his elastic skin to the public as part of The Circus of Horrors. Surprisingly, he manages to stretch his skin to an unbelievable degree. He grabbed a stunning record of stretching his skin to 15.8 cm/6.25 in back in 1999.
Jyoti Kisanji Amge
Have you ever wondered about your height? Well, this little lady here would definitely save herself from bumps on the head from their roofing with her record-breaking height. She’s known around the world as the shortest living mobile woman after tallying a stunning 62.8 cm of height.
The little lady with a big heart came from Nagpur, India, and grabbed the spot as the smallest in the record books at the last leg of 2011 and held the title since then. She appeared in many films and TV shows over the years. Amge also stated that the record she got changed her life, and she felt better about herself. She also added that she felt important, special, and popular because of her height, and we can’t dispute that since she really earned that attention to herself.
Francisco Domingos Joaquim
We know how annoying it is that we can only fit so much food in our mouth, but this isn’t a problem for a man called Chiquinho from Angola. Francisco Domingos Joaquim, known by locals as Chiquinho, set a world record well-recognized by the Guinness World Records for the widest unstretched mouth measured for a human on the face of the planet.
To give you guys a quick perspective on this, the committee measured his mouth at 17cm/6.69 in. When it comes to fully stretching his mouth, he can easily fit a can of soda without too much of a hassle. They officially set the record on the 18th of March, 2010 and he still holds the credit for the widest mouth on earth even to this date.
Most people just overlook the fact that beard and mustache are essential parts of being a man, and they just left them unattended, but that’s another story for Karl-Heinz Hille and his well-groomed set of mustache and beard. He probably uses his credit cards a lot to tend his set of facial hairs. He currently holds the most wins at the World Beard and Moustache Championships and his record currently sits at eight. His most recent highlight happened a couple of years ago, in Trondheim, Norway.
With that kind of achievement, he deserves a spot on this list and there are only a few people in this world who can compete with this guy. We have to admit that record is hard to beat and might stand the test of time.
Ram Singh Chauhan
We already talked about the longest nails but have you heard about the man with the longest mustache? If not, we are happy to present to you Ram Singh Chauhan of India with his record-breaking mustache. Chauhan has been growing his mustache since the ‘70s and we can just imagine how long it would be after a few decades. We have to give him a lot of credit for his commitment to getting it done starting from the get-go.
To give us a definite measurement, the folks from Guinness World Records got 4.29m or 14ft of mustache back in 2010 and we can assume it all grew up a couple of inches in the last couple of years, adding length to his already solid record.
Sun Mingming and Xu Yan
Now this record needs two people to achieve, and that is accomplished by the couple from China. Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan currently sit on top of the world, literally as they proudly present their Guinness World Record for the tallest married couple in the world.
The two probably faced certain issues with their roofing since the two of them combined measured nearly 13 feet and 11 inches (423.47 cm or 13 ft and 10.72 in). Sun Mingming measures 236.17 cm or 7 ft and 8.98 in while Xu Yan sits at 187.3cm or 6 ft and 1.74 in. The two tied the knot back in the later part of 2013, and that gave them a straight shot for the world record. Sun Mingming also currently holds the record for the tallest basketball player.
Michelle Lee Wilson
The old saying that goes “teamwork makes the dream work” might be true to this bunch from Englewood, Colorado. The lead of the pack, Michelle Lee Wilson, gave birth to the heaviest triplets on earth yet back in 2003, and it seems like their record is here to stay. Aiden Cole, Evan Patrick, and Lilly Kathryn were born with a combined weight of 10.33 kg or 22 lb 12.6 oz, and that was enough for Michelle and her triplets to grab the win for the Guinness World Record.
Her medical insurance policy probably hit the premium mark with their birth, but from our perspective, that was well worth it, especially if you got three lovely kiddos by your side.
The legendary bodybuilder, Daniele Seccarecci, has his place in Guinness World Records as the heaviest competitive bodybuilder on the face of the planet, and he was certified by the board back in 2010. Seccarecci’s competition weight of 135 kg or 297.62 lbs, was listed as the heaviest, and that feat still stands even to this date.
Most of his closest friends and family members always saw the huge potential when it came to Daniele’s bodybuilding as he showed tremendous signs at a very young age. He surely never lets his gas pedal to rest since that time and his world record is one of the proofs of his excellent work ethic. This Italian Hercules will always live in the hearts of every bodybuilder across different generations.
Want to see something bizarre? Look no further since Kim Goodman is here. This lovely lady from Chicago, Illinois earned her spot at the Guinness World Records back in 2004 for their 50th-anniversary list. What made her into the list is her eye-popping skills that would give you a shock of electricity, literally!
She managed to hold her ground after setting an unbelievable record of popping her eyeballs to an extent not usually seen in any human being. The official record that she set back in 2007 was precisely 12 mm or 0.47 in of protrusion from her eye sockets. Now that you are all aware of her jaw-dropping record (or should we say eye-dropping!), whenever you widen up your eyes, just think of Kim Goodman.
A man from Pune, India shocked the whole world back in the days with his record of having the longest fingernails on a single hand in the world. He landed his spot at the Guinness World Records with his incredible nails on his left hand that had an official combined length of 909.6 cm or 358.1 in. The longest from the bunch was from his thumb that has an official record of 197.8 cm or 77.87 in, which is a huge feat to beat.
Unfortunately, this world record came with a price and we are talking about expensive setbacks like the disfigurement of his fingers. In 2018, he finally decided to cut his fingernails down, but we can’t deny that we have to give him credit for his dedication for not cutting his fingernails since 1952.
Robert Wadlow was known as the tallest man on earth that had been recorded down in history. With that, he easily grabbed a spot at the Guinness World Records thanks to his enormous size of 8 ft 11.1 in or 2.72 m. His size didn’t come free, and he probably used his credit cards more often than not since his body consumed three times more calories than normal-sized males.
Even though he’s gone for a few decades now, his record as well as his legacy still stands as the tallest man on earth ever recorded. Now, let’s just imagine how he would be like if he had played basketball on a professional level. He would probably dominate the boards and rack up the scoreboards.
Coming from a city in southeastern Turkey, Sultan Kösen currently holds the Guinness World Record title for the tallest man living. His height stands at 251 cm or 8 ft 2.8 in which is also enough to get the credit for the 7th spot for the tallest man in recorded history.
Aside from his towering height, he also has the biggest hands of a living person recorded down the stretch with his immaculate 28.5 cm from the starting point to the endpoint, which is the tip of his middle finger all the way to the tip of his wrist. He once mentioned that his inclusion in the Guinness World Records was a huge surprise to him, but we are sure that he wasn’t the only one caught by surprise when the team measured him up back in 2011.
Once again, a man from Artvin Province of Turkey currently holds the official record for the longest nose in history. This real-life Pinocchio has a nose that measures up to 8.8 cm or 3.46 in back in March 2010, which earned him a spot at the Guinness World Records. We just hope that his extraordinary nose didn’t give him any problems, especially when he deals with his everyday chores. However, judging from the way it looks, it is probably not too bad for him.
In the past couple of years, rumors about a man from Pakistan are said to be on track to shatter Özyürek’s world record and about to set the bar high to a certain degree. But up even to this date, there weren’t any official announcements about the new competitor’s record yet. For the time being up until his feat stands, let’s just enjoy the show.
Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lie Hoshino
We have talked about the tallest guy, the tallest living man, the tallest couple in the world, as well as the shortest woman in the world. But have you seen the shortest married couple in the world? If not, just take a look at Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lie Hoshino.
These two loving individuals from Brazil tied the knot back in September 2016 and a couple of months later got the official measurement from Guinness World Records. They successfully got the credits for the shortest married couple on earth with a combined height of 181.41 cm or 71.42 in. Even if they are considered small in stature, they sure had really big names, especially after considering that they hold a world record.
Sesler Brothers and the Gaulin Siblings
The Sesler brothers and the Gaulin siblings share the spot as the family with the most albinos. For those who don’t know, albinism is a rare medical condition where an individual lacks pigments on his skin. The Seslers and the Gaulins don’t have enough melanin that usually provides the color of eyes, hair, and skin. It is also worth noting that they always need to keep an eye for a possible roof repair since exposure to sunlight can be devastating for their health.
Now that we all know what their conditions are, we’ll talk about their records. They currently share the top spot with four children having the said rare genetic conditions. The Seslers are from the US while the Gaulins are from Canada and both sets of siblings have one of their parents carrying the gene responsible for their conditions.
KLIPP Unser Frisör
The Austrian hairdressing company KLIPP Frisör organized an event back in 2009, where they set their record for the world’s highest hairstyle ever made. Their hairstyle easily sparked a lot of attention from the media, and we can easily see why. The towering hairstyle stood at 2.66 meters or 8.73 feet and was made possible by a group of hairdressers from the company.
They used a bunch of real as well as fake hairs to get things done, and we could say it was all well worth it. We just wanted to note that their model should be careful not to mess her hair since it can easily get tangled up on any house roofing, and they wouldn’t like that to happen.
The television personality and aesthetic consultant Cindy Jackson also holds a spot in the Guinness World Records for the most cosmetic treatments done to her body. We know that most insurance companies don’t usually cover cosmetic surgeries so she might have spent tons of money just to get things done.
In the end, it all worked out for her and she managed to set her record of 47 cosmetic procedures in February 2005. She got a couple of additions on her list in the past coming years. Currently, she has more than 50 surgeries done to her entire body. That includes facelifts, liposuction, jawline surgery, implants, bone reductions, and putting a semi-permanent makeup on her face.
We all have seen hardcore people, but when it comes to Kalawelo Kaiwi of Hawaii, it looks like he took it up a couple of notches. Just take a look at the size of his flesh tunnel, and his story will reveal it all. He currently holds the largest flesh tunnels in the world and for those who didn’t know, it is an oversized puncture of the earlobes where we usually wear our earrings.
He’ll have to run his credit cards through several stores just to get his sizes up since he has 10.5cm holes or 4.13 in on both of his earlobes. That figure might be more than enough to fit a large-sized teacup or even a closed fist right through his flesh tunnels.
Jeison Orlando Rodríguez Hernández
A lot of people say that we need to put our best foot forward to be successful in life, but in Jeison Orlando Rodríguez Hernández’s case, he certainly took this up to a certain degree and took a different approach. It seems like he’s living life with his big foot forward. This man from Venezuela holds the current record of the world’s largest feet, with his enormous right foot measuring 40.55 cm or 1 ft 3.96 in, while his left foot measures 40.47 cm or ft 3.93 in.
He flew to France back in June, 2018 to take his official measurements as the Guinness World Records committee provided him with the proof of remarkable feat, and as of the moment, that record still stands strong.