5 World Record Holders Who Will Freak You Out

Just about everyone has something odd about them. Strange talents, peculiar attributes, uncanny abilities - if it can be done, humans normally find a way to do it.

Then, there are those who are extreme. Uber-Extreme. These are the people who make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for attributes that baffle the sensibilities of most people. These people aren’t necessarily weird, but they all share one common attribute.

They are extreme in some way.
Longest Hair, AKA Girl From The Ring Grown Up

Yep, it’s a creepy resemblance for anyone who has seen The Ring. The book lists Xie Qiuping’s hair at over 18ft long. Not sure if my depth perception is off, but either this picture was taken after she cut it a bit or she is standing on a 4ft tall chair next to an 8ft tall child and is 14ft tall herself.

Sources close to the story have confirmed that she is not 14ft tall.

Eye-Popping, AKA Looney Toons IRL

According to FastFastLane, Kim Goodman of Chicago, Illinois holds the Guinness World Record for her ability to pop her eyes out — called ‘globe luxation’ — to a protrusion of .47 inches (12 millimeters) beyond her eye sockets.

It’s one of those attributes that make people scream. Some, including Kim, call it a gift. Others would never do it even if they could. What if you couldn’t get them back in?

25 Digits, AKA Hannibal Lecter’s Nightmare

Hannibal in Silence of the Lambs and Count Rugen in The Princess Bride each had 6 fingers. They were nothing compared to Devendra Harne.

According to TheLongestList oftheLongestStuff attheLongestDomainName atLongLast (yes, that’s their name - sort of ironic) Devendra has 25 digits - 12 fingers and 13 toes. He has a condition called polydactyly.

There are two people who hold the record for having the most fingers and toes on a living person and they both carry the condition polydactyly. Pranamya Menaria has twelve fingers and thirteen toes, for a total of twenty-five. He lives in India and was born on August 10, 2005.

Devendra Harne also suffers from the same condition and also has twelve fingers and thirteen toes, also totalling twenty-five. He also lives in India and was born on January 9, 1995.

Typing will probably be very easy for him.

Longest Tongues, AKA The Next Generation of KISS

Gene Simmons is known to have a long tongue. He knows how to use it. If Stephen Taylor (3.74 in) and Annika Irmler (2.76 in) took their world’s longest tongues, threw on some face paint, and picked up guitars, we could introduce KISS back into the world.

One thing comes to mind when you look at these two. Well, I’m sure more than one thing comes to mind, but for me, my first thought was…

“Wow, I wonder if they can touch their elbow with their tongue!”

That’s what you were wondering too, right?

Smallest Waist, Proof That Anorexia is Unnecessary

Corsets. Some understand and appreciate their benefits. Others see a 15? waste (is that a size negative-5?) and think, “At least she didn’t do it by dieting.”

Neatorama gave a very straight-forward explanation three years ago of how Cathy Jung was able to achieve her unnatural figure:

Cathie Jung wore her first corset for her wedding in 1959. Now she wears it 24/7, and when it becomes loose fitting, she would wear a smaller one. The result? She now has a 15-inch waist.

If I didn’t read into this, I would have sworn that the image was the product of Photoshop, and a poor job at that. Nope. It’s real.

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