The longest tongue in the world

Everyone needs a challenge to get their teeth into – but for Chanel Tapper that would be rather unwise, as her quest was to have the longest tongue in the world and feature in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records.

The student from California has a serpent-like tongue that is double the normal size.

The huge organ measures 3.8 inches (9.75 cm) from tip to top lip.

Ms Tapper’s tongue is around the same size as an average chocolate bar and could stretch across the palm of your hand.

The world record holder said she received a positive reaction when she showed her tongue to the public.

‘They’ll ask me to do it again’, she said.

‘Some girls/women have screamed and jumped back and if there are other people around they person who saw my tongue will tell the nearest next to them.

‘I’ll often get asked questions like, “can you touch your nose or elbow?” and “Do you choke people when you kiss them?”‘

‘But always one way or the other they’re entertained by seeing it’

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