Make your own free website on

Body Parts

Fewest Toes

The two-toed syndrome exhibited by some members of the Wadomo tribe of the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe, and the Kalanga tribe if the eastern Kalahari Desert, Botswana is hereditary, via a single mutated gene.

Most Fingers & Toes

an inquest held on a baby boy on Sept 16 1921 in London, UK, reported that he had 14 fingers and 15 toes.  This condition known as polydactylism, can be caused by any one of over 30 rare congenital medical syndromes.  The condition is relatively common, with as many as two in 1000 birth affected.  These extra digits are most commonly fleshy bumps without bones but can be complete toes and fingers.


Longest Bearded Man Ever

The beard of Hans Langseth [Norway] measured 17ft 6 in at the time of his burial as Kensett Iowa, in 1927. He started growing his beard at the age of 30 and it took him 51 years to grow to this length.  It grew at an average rate of 0.007 in per week, and was presented to the Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C, in 1967.


Longest Beard - Living Male

The beard of Shamsher Singh of Punjab, India, was a record 1.83 m. (6 ft), when it was measured, from the end of his chin to the tip of the beard, on August 18, 1997.



















Living Person with the most Fingers.

Godfrey Hill [UK] has 10 fingers and two thumbs.  born in 1928, when 12 pennies equal a shilling, his extra fingers were an advantage at school where he topped the class at adding.  His condition has won him attention around the world, especially in Tunisia, where he was mistaken for a descendant of Allah.

Most Developed third Foot

Jose Lopez [originally Mexico, now USA] has a third foot, consisting of and ankle and four toes, growing out from the ankle of his left leg.

Longest Hair

The world's longest documented hair belongs to Ho Sateow, a tribal medicine man from Chiang Mai, Thailand. On Nov 21 1997 his hair was unraveled and it was officially measured at 16 ft 11 in long.  He had not had a hair cut in over 70 years.  He fell sick after cutting his hair when he was age 18 and vowed never to cut it again.  The hair is washed annually with detergent and worn wound up in a fashionable beehive.

Longest Fingernails

The world's longest fingernails are those of Shridhar Chillal of Poona, India. The five nails of his left hand were measured on July 8, 1998. Their combined length was a staggering 6.15 m (20 ft 2.25 in). Shridhar does not grow the nails on his right hand. His ambition to grow his nails started from a young age. He says, "As a boy, I had an inclination to do something unique and outstanding. One day, I just happened to read about a Chinese saint who grew his nails and thought I could do that to create a world record. Growing my nails has been a really traumatic experience, as I had to take the utmost care in nurturing their growth during the last 48 years. For as many years I have used my right hand for all my day-to-day chores and nobody can believe I have also had to forego a peaceful night's sleep. So it is against all the odds of daily life including reading, writing, cycling, walking, and so on, that I have successfully grown my nails."


Heaviest Brain

The heaviest brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb 1.1 in.  It belonged to a 30 year old male, and was reported by Dr. T. Mandybur of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in Dec 1992.  An average-size brain for an adult would weigh 2..8 to 3 lb.

Longest Nose

There are historical accounts that Thomas Wedders, who lived in the UK during the 1770s and was a member of a traveling freak circus, had a nose measuring 7.5 in ling

Longest Fingernails On A Female

The longest female fingernails in the world belong to Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. They measure a total length of 6 m (261 in.).

Largest Feet

Matthew McGrory's claim to fame as having the largest feet is an expensive title, with a pair of shoes costing him up to $22,745. Matt is 2.3 m (7 ft 4 in) tall and weighs 280 kg (617 lb). In 1994, his feet were last measured and the Florida giant said, "People stare sometimes but most are kind."





















Lightest Brain

The world's lightest normal brain weighed just 1 lb 8 oz. It belonged to Daniel Lyon [Ireland] who died in New York, in 1907, age 46.  He was just over 5 ft tall and weighed 145 lb.

Most Valuable Tooth

In 1816 a tooth belonging to scientist Sir Isaac Newton [UK 1642-1727] was sold in Londo for $3,633.  This is approximately $35,700 in today's terms.  It was purchased by an aristocrat who had it set in a ring

Longest Mustache

The mustache of Kalyan Ramji sain [India] spanned 133.4 in. In July 1993 the right side measured 67.7 in and the left measured 65.7 in.  The mustache has been growing since 1976.

Longest Female Legs

At the age of 17, Sam Stacey of Stainforth, Doncaster, England, had the world's longest legs, verified at an incredible 126.36 cm (49.75 in) the same height from hip to heel as an average 10 year old!

Sam inherited those leggy good looks from both her mom, who is well above average height, and her dad, who stands at an impressive 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in). Sam is training to be a nurse, although she was considering a modeling career.




















Back to Human Body Menu            Back to Records Menu        Back to Main Menu