Meet Mehmet Zyürek, a 71-year-old Turkish man with the record for possessing the longest nose in history. Mehmet has held the Guinness World Record for the largest nose on a live human for the past 11 years. Mehmet’s nose measures a remarkable 3.5 inches (8.8 cm) long and sticks out dramatically from his face. According to The Mirror, the company just revealed that Mehmet still holds the distinction because no one has been able to match his powerful nose.
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Mehmet’s accomplishment was tweeted about by Guinness World Records, who wrote: “Mehmet Zyürek of Turkey was officially recognized as the holder of the record for the longest nose on a live human on #OnThisDay in 2010. Mehmet has a lovely nose that is 8.8 cm (3.46 in) long from bridge to tip.”
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It’s interesting to note that Thomas Wedders, a Yorkshireman who lived in the 18th century, had the largest nose in recorded history. His nose was an incredible 7.5 inches (19cm) long. Wedders displayed his magnificent schnoz as a member of a “traveling circus,” and lifesize wax replicas of his nose may be found in Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums all over the world.
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Mehmet, though, continues to hold the record, and people all across the world have taken notice of and been impressed by his extraordinary nose. Actually, a family only approached Guinness World Records this week to claim that their relative had lived to be 127 years old. The world record for simultaneously holding the most tennis balls in one’s mouth was broken a few days ago by a golden retriever named Finley, demonstrating that amazing feats occur in many shapes and sizes.