Guinness World Records Top 10 Human Body Records

Guinness World Records Top 10 Human Body Records

1. Tallest living man

The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982), who measured 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 8 February 2011.

2. Shortest living woman

The shortest woman living (mobile) is Jyoti Amge (India, born 16 Dec 1993), who measured 62.8 cm (24.7 in) in Nagpur, India, on 16 December 2011.

3. Shortest living man

The shortest living man is Chandra Bahadur Dangi (Nepal) who measures 54.6 cm (21.5 in) tall as verified at CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal on 26 February 2012.

4. Largest female afro

The largest female afro measures 16 cm (6.30 in) in height, 21 cm (8.27 in) in width and 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in) in circumference and was achieved by Aevin Dugas (USA), as verified on the set of Lo Show dei Record’ in Rome, Italy, on 31 March 2012.

5. Largest feet on a living person

If cases of elephantiasis are excluded, then the biggest feet currently known are those of Brahim Takioullah (Morocco, b.1982) whose left foot measures 38.1 cm (1 ft 3 in) and right foot measures 37.5 cm (1 ft 2.76 in). The measurements were taken in Paris, France, on 24 May 2011.

6. Farthest eyeball pop

Kim Goodman (USA) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2 November 2007.

7. Smallest waist

The smallest waist belongs to Cathie Jung (USA, b. 1937), who stands at 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) and has a corseted waist measuring 38.1 cm (15 in). Un-corseted, it measures 53.34 cm (21 in).

8. Stretchiest skin

Garry Turner (UK) is able to stretch the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 15.8 cm (6.25 in) due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs. With this condition, the collagen that strengthens the skin and determines its elasticity becomes defective, resulting in, among other things, a loosening of the skin, and “hypermobility” of the joints. In more serious cases, it can cause the fatal collapse or rupturing of blood vessels.

9. Fastest time to cram into a box by a female

Fastest time to cram into a box is 4.78 seconds achieved by Skye Broberg at Melia Whitehouse Hotel, London on 15 September 2011. The dimensions of the box into which Skye crammed are 52cm x 45cm x 45cm.

10. Heaviest sportswoman

The heaviest competing sportswoman living is Sharran Alexander (UK) of London, UK, who weighed 203.21 kg (448 lbs) on 15 December 2011.

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