Can you imagine having a pair of arms so big that you can wrap a full-size basketball with just one hand, leg muscles bewilderingly massive that you can pedal a bicycle fast enough to power a toaster, hair longer than an adult male giraffe, or a tongue you can use as paint brush?
You probably can, especially after reading the following stories.
The world is indeed full of peculiarities.
You cannot expect anything less from a planet inhabited by billions of people.
In the past it would take months if not years until someone’s unique story reached the newspaper and received the much-deserved attention.
But these days news travels fast; even a mildly interesting story will be posted to social media and then reposted by hundreds of different people within just short span of time that you know about anything happening in every corner of the world just by opening an app.
It is only fair to say that this is now the right moment for these people’s stories to once again resurface.
10 Nick Stoeberl
The man from Monterey, California named Nick Stoeberl is the current Guinness World Record holder for the world’s longest tongue, measuring at an impressive 3.97 inches from the tip to the middle of the closed top lip.
Apparently, Stoeberl’s tongue is hefty enough that he can use it as a paint brush as well.
He would cover the tongue with plastic, dip the tip into a color, and use it to make paintings.
A tongue is supposed to be used for more subtle activities like eating and talking, but if yours is that long, painting sounds like a plausible idea.
9 Robert “Quadzilla” Forstemann
Born March 5, 1986, Robert Forstemann is a German cyclist who specializes in sprint division.
He also was a world champion in Team Sprint in 2010.
His achievements as professional cyclist should be enough to send him to fame, but as it turned out the world needed to see his massive leg muscles first.
In July 2012, a photograph of Forstemann’s legs made its way to the media in July 2012 during the Summer Olympics.
It showed his massive thighs, which back then measured at a circumference of 29 inches. Later on, a circumference of 34 inches has been recorded too.
The legs earned him the nickname “Quadzilla” and it sounds pretty accurate.
8 Moustafa Ismail
If Robert Forstemann has the leg muscles of a giant, Moustafa Ismail has biceps almost as massive.
Ismail is an Egyptian man based in Milford, Massachusetts with upper arms that measure 31 inches around; that is as big as the waist of a small man.
He has insisted that the massive biceps are all natural and he has never taken any illegal drugs or done artificial methods to bulge the upper arms.
Instead he eats seven pounds of protein and nine pounds of carbohydrate every single day, in addition to drinking three gallons of water and hours of daily exercise at the gym.
7 Maci Currin
When Maci Currin was born, she measured at 19 inches long, or just slightly longer than the average full-term newborn.
As the girl from Austin, Texas reached 18 months of age, she experienced a series of growth spurs that would change many things in her life.
She was already 2’11” at that point, which was much taller than the average child her age.
Fast forward to 2019 when she was 16 years of age, she was 6’9” tall already.
Considering that she is still a teenager, chances are there would be several more inches to come in the near future.
Her legs alone measure at 53 inches (or 4.42 feet) long.