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Unusual People


By Prev Info - October 18, 2022

 Our world population has risen to over 7 billion people. With the rise of population, comes more unusual people. Humans come in all shapes and sizes, but the sight of odd and distinctive characteristics usually draw immediate attention. Guinness World Records has been finding and recording records from around the world since 1955. The interest in human oddities has continued to amaze the minds of millions. Although many can be due to medical conditions, some oddities are deliberately created by the individual. Here are unusual people.

Heaviest Person In The World: Obesity has been an ongoing problem in our world. According to U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 42% of Americans will be obese by the year 2030. World records of the heaviest person in the world are also another human oddity of interest by people around the world. The heaviest man ever recorded in medical history was John Brower Minnoch (1941 - 1983). His highest body weight was calculated at a stunning 1,400 pounds. He was once admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure. It took twelve firemen and a specially designed stretcher just to make it possible to go to the hospital. When he arrived at the hospital, it took thirteen people just to roll him over. Manuel Uribe of Mexico is currently known as the world's heaviest person today with a peak weight of 1,320 pounds.


Longest Necks: The Kareni tribe of Myanmar are women who wear brass coiled neck rings to actually lengthen their neck. They are well-known for their long necks and are known as giraffe women to tourists. The tribe sees their long neck as a sign of beauty. Over time, their necks become very weak. Due to the weak neck, continued use of the coils is a must in order to support their heads. According to Guinness, the longest known human neck recorded is said to be 15.75 inches. The dangerous practice of lengthening a neck has been discouraged, but continues to be practiced due to tourist demands.


Longest Nails: American Lee Redmond holds the current record for the longest nails in the world. The total length of all ten fingers add up to 751.3 cm or 24 ft 7.8 in. Redmond started growing her very long nails way back in late 1978. In February of 2009, she was involved in a car accident that caused her to brake her nails. She now has normal length nails and has chosen to keep them short due to the fact that she is able to use her hands much easier than before.


Biggest Nose: Mehmet Ozyurek was recently the world record holder for the biggest nose. He currently lives in Turkey. His nose was last measured in 2007 at an amazing 3.5 inches. However, a new record has recently been set by Faizan Agha of Pakistan. His nose measures 4.8 inches long.


With so many people living in our world today, abnormal physical appearances in humans will continue to multiply. There are several people born everyday with a physical oddity that sets them apart from others. Some dislike their look and do whatever possible to fix it. Others take advantage of their look and use it to break world records. There are always new records breaking previous records. The constant change of world records, new Guinness competitors and new strange looks seem to keep people on their toes and highly interested in human oddities. Many will continue to have high interest in unusual people for several years to come.






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