Human Bodies At The Extreme Side
The human body is always fascinating, but it’s even more so when some people stand out with their extreme bodies. Of course, it doesn’t matter what makes us look special on the outside, ’cause it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
But when you have something so amazing about your body that makes everyone turn their head and say “Wow”, you’re bound to stir up some attention. Let’s have a look at some of of the most bizarre human bodies in the world and see what weird features other people have.
So, there are some people who are born with weird and extreme bodies and there are some who would go to any lengths to make their body as odd as possible. Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting people who have naturally extreme bodies.
Natural Extreme Bodies
1. Vivian Wheeler Longest Female Beard In The world: 11 inches Long
Yes, yes, we know, you’re probably thinking we mixed up the pictures and put a bearded man instead of Vivian Wheeler’s picture, but hold your horses, cause we didn’t. This is the real actual picture of the woman with the longest beard in the world. Vivian’s facial hair measures 11 inches – 27.9 cm, and she’s always been like this.
The lady suffers from a condition called hypertrichosis. Her beard started growing when she was a child, and by the age of 7, the little girl was already impelled to start shaving. In 1993, Vivian decided to stop shaving and she’s been letting her beard grow freely. Her decision brought her a spot in the Guinness Book Of World Records for longest beard on a woman.
2. Man with the Longest Beard Ever – Hans Langseth
Hans Langseth aka “King Wiskers” was born in Norway, but immigrated to the United States in 1867, became a farmer, and died in 1927. By the time he died, his beard was 5.33 meters (18 feet 6 inches) long. When the old timer died, his family cut the beard off, leaving about 12 inches on their loved one. The beard was donated to the Smithsonian Institute where it still on display for the public.
3. Cathie Jung: smallest waist in the world: 15 inches
Cathie Jung is the person with the smallest thin in the world… Now you may be wondering if she’s had some cosmetic surgery to remove her one or two ribs or so, but nope… she’s all natural.
Cathie has a particular enthusiasm for the Victorian age, when women used to wear really tight corsets, so at the age of 38 she decided to start wearing corsets to gradually reduce her waist size. Un-corseted, it measures 21 inches and when she puts on a corset, it shrinks to the size of 15 inches.
4. The smallest waist ever: Ethel Granger – 13 inches
Ethel Granger’s husband liked his women wasp-waisted, so he convinced his wife to start wearing corsets by day, and eventually, by night also… until her waist eventually became 13 inches thin, earning her the Guinness Book Of World Records title for the woman with the smallest waist ever! Was it worth all of that trouble? You decide.
5. Radhakant Baijpai: World’s Longest Ear Hair – 10 inches long
Radhakant Baijpai is a man from India who has a particularity that makes him really special… He has the longest ear hair in the world, measuring 10 inches (25cm).
6. World’s Longest Eyebrow Hair: 3.7 inches
Frank Ames is just a New Yorker, but his eyebrows got him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest ear brows in the world: they measure 9.6cm. The title didn’t even exist until 2003 when he called in the judges to proclaim him the man with the longest ear brows.
7. World’s Largest Hand: Only the thumb is 10.2 inches long
Lui Hua suffers from a rare disease known as macrodactyly: his fingers are HUGE! He was operated in 2007 and the doctors measured his index finger at 12 inches long… A team of surgeons took out 11 pounds of flesh and bone over a 7 hour operation.
8. World’s Longest Fingernails: 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in)
Lee Redmond carefully grew her fingernails beginning with 1979 when she stopped cutting them. The result: they grew 28 ft 4.5 innches long until a sad car crash when she lost them… good thing she didn’t lose her life.
9. People with the Longest Necks
The women of the Kayan tribe of Myanmar and Thailand have the longest necks in the world. In that part of the world, girls before puberty are required to wear coils around their necks that are gradually grown until they weigh as much as 11 pounds. The necks are thus elongated hence making them the people with the longest necks in the world. By mature age, if one coil is taken off, they may die of cervical fractures.
10. Eye-Popping Man
Claudio Pinto has a natural ability that will get anyone creeped out: he can pop his eyes 4 cm out of the orbits, meaning 95% away from their sockets.
Written with love and coolness by Marius on April 6, 2012 in Weird Stuff
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