Big Mouths, Big Beards And Big Dogs Featured In New Guinness World Records Book

Some of these records are hard to swallow.

You probably know someone you think is a big mouth, but do they have a mouth as big as Bernd Schmidt?

According to the 2017 edition of “Guinness World Records,” Schmidt’s mouth can open 3.5 inches, enough to eat a double patty cheeseburger. Schmidt of Wendlingen, Germany, beat out the previous record holder by four millimeters, which seems hard to swallow.

Big mouths aren’t the only big thing in this year’s book. Model Harnaam Kaur of Slough, U.K., made it in by being the youngest woman to have a fully grown beard. Kaur did it at the tender young age of 24 years, 282 days.

Take a look at Schmidt and Kaur as well as some of the other unusual records included in this year’s book, which hits stores today.

Largest Gape
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Bernd Schmidt of Germany has a gape that measures 3.5 inches.
Youngest Female With A Full Beard
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The youngest female with a full beard is 25-year-old Harnaam Kaur of Slough, UK. She was 24 years 282 days when she was confirmed as a record holder.
Tallest Female Dog
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The tallest female dog living is Lizzy of Alva, Florida, who measures 37.96 inches in height. She lives with her owner Greg Sample and was 7 years old at the time of verification.
Most Tattooed Senior Citizen
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Charlotte Guttenberg, 67, of Melbourne, Florida, is the most tattooed female senior citizen. About 91.5 percent of her body is covered with tattoos.
Largest Ice Cream Scoop
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The largest ice cream scoop is 6 feet, 4.7 inches long. It belongs to Dimitri Panciera of Forno di Zoldo, Italy.
Most Ice Cream Scoops Balanced On A Cone
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Panciera also holds the record for most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone: 121.
Most Tricks Performed By A Cat In A Minute
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Didga, a cat in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, set a record for most tricks performed by a cat in one minute. Her 20 tricks include rolling over and jumping over a bar whilst on a skateboard.
Largest Foot Rotation
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Teenager Maxwell Day of London is able to rotate his feet 157 degrees.
Longest Cat (Living)
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Ludo, a Maine Coon cat owned by Kelsey Gill of Wakefield, UK, measures 3 feet, 10.6 inches long.
Largest Male Afro
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Tyler Wright, of St. Louis, has an afro measuring 10 inches in height, 9 inches in width and 5 feet, 10 inches in circumference.
Highest Jump By A Llama
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Caspa, a llama owned by Sue Williams, of Cheshire, U.K., holds the record for highest bar jump cleared by a llama: 3 feet, 8.5 inches.
Longest Tail On A Dog
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Keon, a dog owned by Ilse Loodts of Westerlo, Belgium, has a tail measuring 30.2 inches.
Largest Collection Of Hamburger Related Items
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The largest collection of hamburger related items belongs to Harry Sperl (a.k.a. Hamburger Harry) of Germany. It consists of 3,724 burger-themed items.
Longest Distance Pulled By A Horse While On Full Body Burn
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The longest distance for being pulled by a horse while on full body burn is 1,640.42 feet. The record is achieved by stuntman Josef Tödtling of Austria in June, 2015.
Oldest Manatee
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Snooty, a manatee at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida, is a whopping 67 years of age.
Most Tricks Performed By A Dog In A Minute
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Smurf, a Parson Russell Terrier from Hertfordshire, U.K., holds the record for most tricks performed by a dog in one minute: 32. Tricks include crawling backwards, walking on hind legs and even making a cup of tea.
Largest Collection Of Coprolite (Fossilized Poop)
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The largest collection of coprolite -- fossilized poop -- belongs to George Frandsen of Bradenton, Florida. He has 1,277 pieces in all.
Largest Chess Piece
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The largest chess piece is a king which measures 16 feet, 7 inches tall and 6 feet, 8 inches in diameter at the base. It's on display in Kalmthout, Belgium.
Largest Mailbox
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The largest mailbox measures 5,743.41 feet and was created by Jim Bolin of Casey, Illinois. A hidden stairway in the post stand allows visitors to climb up inside the actual mailbox.

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