Longest tongue in the world - level 3
Now it's not often that we're short of words but this footage has certainly left us feeling a little tongue-tied.
This is Nick Stoeberl, who can now officially say that he has the longest tongue in the world.
Nick, who's from California, beat former world record holder Stephen Taylor from the UK, with his tongue being measured at 10.13 centimetres, or just under 4 inches. And he says it certainly has its advantages.
“My tongue's useful for a lot of the conventional things you would think—licking lollipops and eating ice cream and getting all the pudding out of the bottom of a cup.”
Although strangers can find it a bit bizarre.
“Every time I'm introduced to someone new, if it's by my friend, they're like 'hey, this is Nick Stoeberl. He has the longest tongue in the world. He's in the Guinness Book of World Records.' So, upon meeting somebody immediately, I just have to stick my tongue out at them. So, it sort of leaves a strange impression.”
And it seems the long tongue is in his genes.
“I’m led to believe that long tongues really do run in my family because my younger brother Chad also has a very long tongue.”
Nicks extraordinarily long tongue is one the most unusual new records to have made it into the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Difficult words: tongue-tied (too shy to speak), conventional (normal), sort (kind).
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