Our bodies are all unique and amazing in their own ways, and many of us can do something with a part of our body that most others can’t.
But most of us still fall within the realm of ‘normal’ and haven’t taken a unique feature to such an extreme that you can claim a world record.
Here are 5 world record holders who definitely do not fall into the category of ‘normal’:
World’s Stretchiest Skin
Garry Turner holds a world record that we are pretty sure you won’t be able to beat, unless you happen to have the same medical condition as him. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome causes defective collagen, meaning he is able to stretch his stomach skin over 6 inches, and was given the title World’s Stretchiest Skin in 1999.
World’s Shortest Man
At just 54.6 cm (21.5 in), Nepalese-born Chandra Bahadur Dangi was, at the time of his death in 2015, the world’s shortest person ever verified. Dangi was a primordial dwarf, who came to the attention of the media when a wood contractor saw him in his village in the the Dang district of Nepal. He was awarded the title of Shortest Adult Human Ever Recorded after his height was measured in February 2012.
World’s Longest Tongue
Nicholas ‘the lick’ Stoeberl was a tongue painter act from Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. He is the host of the Tongue Show on YouTube. His tongue measures 10.1 cm (3.97 in) from its tip to the middle of the closed top lip.
World’s Furthest Eyeball Pop
Kim Goodman from Chicago, Illinois, is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit over the head. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
The Hairiest Girl In The World
Supatra Sasuphan is a Thai media personality known for her extreme form of hypertrichosis, making her the hairiest girl in the world. From February 28, 2011 she has held the world record in the Guinness Book of Records. Sasuphan is one of only 50 people in the world who are known to suffer from the rare condition caused by a defective chromosome.
Just goes to show how varied a species we actually are!