Dad Is Known For Having Widest Tongue In The World, Then Daughter Reveals Hers Is Almost As Big

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

There’s a world record for pretty much anything you can think of. Any time you think nothing can surprise you anymore, just open any Guinness World Record book — you’re bound to find something that will blow your mind.

For example, did you know that there’s a record for the widest tongue in the world? It’s currently held by a man named Byron Schlenker, and his tongue measures 3.37 inches wide. To put that in perspective, it’s just a little wider than in iPhone 6!

If that didn’t surprise you, the next tidbit will: His own daughter, Emily, is not far behind at 2.89 inches — the widest for a woman, according to The Huffington Post.

In their case, it’s safe to say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

The father and daughter duo have a legion of fans captivated by their tongues.

The story goes that, one day, Dad was reportedly helping his 14-year-old daughter with a school project when they became curious about measuring their tongues. Shortly after discovering his was actually a contender for the record, Byron contacted the press with his discovery!

In the clip below, by The Wizard of Odd, you can see these awe-inspiring tongues for yourself.

How does yours measure up? Let us know in the comments!

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