Since 2003, November 12 has been celebrated as Guinness World Records Day. This is how we pay tribute to those ladies who dared to do incredible things. In this regard, we present to you some of the most unusual women who have deservedly earned their place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The woman with the biggest mouth in the world
Samantha Ramsdell, a 31-year-old resident of the American state of Connecticut, holds a Guinness record for being the woman with the biggest mouth in the world. She was prompted to register a record number of subscribers on TikTok.
Experts from Guinness World Records meet the woman at a dental clinic and after several measurements of her mouth, they calculate an average of 6.52 cm and confirm the world record.
Samantha can fit a whole green apple in her mouth or fit a large portion of French fries. She has already filmed several videos with Isaac Johnson, an American teenager who holds the record for the largest mouth among men (its size is 10.175 cm).
“If I had to give advice to someone with a large body part or something unique and that someone wanted to register a Guinness World Record, I would say: Go for it! Be proud of yourself and make it your greatest achievement. It’s your superpower, it makes you special and sets you apart from others,” says Samantha.
World champion in the category up to 60 kg
A woman – Mukhtarama Aliyeva from Uzbekistan, who became the world champion in the category up to 60 kg, also left her mark in the Guinness Book of Records in 2013. In Arkhangelsk, Russia, in one minute she lifted two 6-kilogram dumbbells 118 times.
The oldest gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics
The legendary gymnast from Uzbekistan, Oksana Chusovitina, is the oldest gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics. She is 46 years and 36 days old when she competes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, alongside other competitors who are 16 years old. In addition, Chusovitina sets a record for participation in 8 Olympiads for women.
In 2016, she entered the Guinness Book of Records as the only woman in the world to have competed in seven Olympic Games. But she is currently preparing to compete in her ninth Olympics.
The tallest woman on the planet
Rumeysa Gelgi is 215.16 cm tall, and thanks to her height, she entered the Guinness Book of Records last year. She was born with Weaver syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid growth and certain abnormalities.
Recently, the 25-year-old resident of Turkey, believed to be the tallest woman in the world, boarded a passenger plane to take to the sky for the first time in her life. For this, it was necessary to free up space, and the airline even moved six seats to economy class. This is what the lady says on Instagram after her flight to the North American continent, which took 13 hours.
The most flexible woman in the world is Yulia Guntel from Russia
She is called Zlata, and people define her as “the snake woman” or “the rubber woman”. Its plasticity is simply impressive – only a rubber body can bend into such bizarre poses.
In the Guinness Book of Records, Yulia is noted twice. The first time is when she shows how she can pop balloons with her back while in the “bridge” pose. The second recording is when opening a bottle with the legs in a “handstand” position.
Otherwise, Zlata is a model and actress. She maintains her own erotic site, where she publishes photos from her photo shoots in strange poses.
Rapunzel in modern times
In the USA, a woman was recognized as the owner of the longest hair in the world, improving her own record (in 2009, the length of her hair was almost six meters).
The resident of the American state of Florida – 60-year-old Asha Mandela, grows her hair 33 m long and breaks the world record that she herself set.
Mandela calls her hair a “royal crown” and says she started growing it more than 40 years ago. To take care of her hair, weighing 19 kilograms, the American must wear it in a cloth bandage and wash it once a week for several hours. In this occupation, Mandela was assisted by her husband. At one time, Asha needs up to six bottles of shampoo and two days of drying her head. However, the woman has no intention of giving up her hair.
An American is the woman with the longest nails in the world – 12.8 m
Minnesota resident Diana Armstrong entered the Guinness Book of Records as the owner of the longest (12.8 m) nails in the world.
She stopped cutting her nails in 1997 after the death of her 16-year-old daughter. According to Armstrong, her daughter gave her manicures every weekend, but after another asthma attack, she died. Then the woman swore she would never cut her nails again.
Sometimes the record holder still needs to file the tips of her nails, and that requires the help of a carpenter. It takes more than four hours and 15 bottles of nail polish to do her manicure.