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1. Weighty Wonder

Jon Brower Minnoch (29 September 1941 – 10 September 1983) was an American man who, at his peak weight, was the heaviest human being ever recorded, weighing approximately 1400 lb (634 kg, 100 stone). This figure was only a close estimation, however, because his extreme size, poor health, and lack of mobility prevented use of a scale.He was discharged from the hospital after 16 months on a strict diet of 1,200 calories per day.[5] He weighed 476 lb (215 kg), having lost approximately 924 lb (419 kg) - the largest human weight loss ever documented. However, he was readmitted to the hospital just over a year later in October 1981, after his weight increased to 952 lbs (432 kg). With his underlying condition of edema being incurable and difficult to treat, the decision was made to discontinue treatment, and he died 23 months later on September 10, 1983, aged 41. At the time of his death, he weighed 798 lbs (362 kg) with a 105.3 BMI.

2. Tallest Giant

Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) was the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.720 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood was due to hypertrophy of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.


3. World's Oldest People

Jeanne Louise Calment 21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian who had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She lived in Arles, France, for her entire life, and outlived both her daughter and grandson. She became especially well known from the age of 113, when the centenary of Vincent van Gogh's visit brought reporters to Arles. She entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1988, and on 17 October 1995 she became the oldest person ever, having surpassed the (now discounted) case of Shigechiyo Izumi of Japan. She became the last living documented person born in the 1870s when the Japanese supercentenarian Tane Ikai (born 1879) died on 12 July 1995, and was thence, from that date, more than five years older than any other living human being until her death over two years later; in total she outlived 329 undisputedly verified supercentenarians. Her life span has been thoroughly documented by scientific study, with more records having been produced to verify her age than for any other case. She is the only person confirmed to have reached 120 years of age.


4. World's Smallest Waist

Cathie Jung (born 1937) is an American Victorian dress and corset enthusiast residing in Old Mystic, Connecticut, USA, who currently holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest waist on a living person. Jung, who is 1.65 m (5 ft 6 in) tall, has a waist that measures 38.1 cm (15 inches). Jung appears uncredited in the Matthew Barney film Cremaster 2 in the role of Baby Fay La Foe.


5. World's Longest Legs

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Svetlana Pankratova (born August 29, 1971) has, according to Guinness World Records, the longest legs of any woman in the world. While she is not the world's tallest woman, her legs are 132 centimetres (4 ft 4 in) long. Because her upper body is of much more typical dimensions, she is 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) tall. She has also very large feet, size 13 (US) / 46 (EU). Pankratova was born in Volgograd, Russian SFSR, USSR. She played women's basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA, from 1992 to 1995. She was an impact player, setting two school records which are still unbroken:

No. 1 - Career Blocked Shots, 1992–95 (176)
No. 1 - Single Season Total Blocked Shots, 1994–95 (75)
No. 8 - Single Season Field Goals, 1994–95 (178)

Pankratova appeared in Trafalgar Square in London on September 16, 2008 with He Pingping, then the smallest man in the world (before his death in March, 2010), to promote the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records.[3][4] Along with her native Russian, Pankratova speaks English and some Spanish.


6. Life Expectancy


Rank Country Overall Male Female
1  Japan 82.6 79.0 86.1
2  Hong Kong ( China) 82.2 79.4 85.1
82.1 80.0 84.2
4  Israel 82.0 80.0 84.0
5  Iceland 81.8 80.2 83.3
6  Australia 81.2 78.9 83.6
7  Singapore 81.0 79.0 83.0
8  Spain 80.9 77.7 84.2
80.9 78.7 83.0
10  Macau ( China) 80.7 78.5 82.8


7. Body Records

World Longest Tongue

  • German schoolgirl Annika Irmler has licked her way into the Guinness Book of Records with her whopping seven centimetre tongue.

    Annika and her tongue

    "My friends always said I had an incredibly long tongue - I could make lots of money with it one day," said Annika.

    The twelve-year-old from Tangstedt, near Hamburg, can lick the ice cream from the bottom of a cornet - while her friends have to use their fingers.

  • The World Most Tattooed Man

  • The ultimate in multi-layered tattooing is represented by the chainsaw juggling, unicycling, sword-swallowing Lucky Diamond Rich (Australia, born New Zealand), who has spent over 1,000 hours having his body modified by hundreds of tattoo artists.

  • World Largest Mouth

  • 20-year-old Francisco Domingo Joaquim has earned the title of “world’s widest mouth(16.99 cm wide mouth )”
    Francisco, known as Chiquinho, had become an Internet sensation about two years ago, when videos of his incredible mouth stunts became viral on Youtube, but scouts of the Guinness Book of Records just recently managed to track hm down, in his Angola hometown. His jaw-dropping tricks have been viewed thousands of times, earning Francisco quite a reputation as the man with the world’s largest mouth.

  • Longest hair in the world

  • Chenq Shiquin, originated from Guangxi Chinese women have hair with a long reach 18 fit (or roughly 6 meters) in 2004. She began to lengthen her hair from the age of 13. She reportedly has its own beauty salon. but nevertheless the remains did not want to lengthen her hair for 16 years.