Breaking news! YouTube star Nick Afanasiev now holds the title of the America’s longest tongue. At 3.5 inches (out of his mouth), the appendage has become a bit of a sensation among YouTube connoisseurs. And though I’m hoping Gene Simmons challenges his measurements, “experts” agree he’s the US’s reigning champ. (Stephen Taylor —no, not Tyler, as in Aerosmith Steven Tyler — of the UK made the world record with 3.86 inches.)
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Perks of the 20-year-old thespian’s endowment include eyeball-licking and tongue-texting. And based on the comments on his YouTube page, his female fans have other ideas for his tongue.
Nick’s tongue is definitely an attention grabber. Perhaps Apple could hire him as a distraction against the iPhone 4 antenna reception problem drama.
More Strange World Records
In case you’re curious, here are some other very important world records that you shouldn’t miss:
- Farthest Dwarf Tossed (UK, 11 feet 5 inches!)
- Most Live Rattlesnakes Held in the Mouth (Texas, 10 snakes!)
- Woman With the Greatest Number of Piercings (Germany, 1903 holes)
And now you know.
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Incidentally, Fox 5 San Diego reports that “Afanasiev said he hopes his tongue will help him gain more exposure on television and further his acting career.” Watch for him on a marquis near you.
Learn More About Nick Afanasiev
You can see more at Nick Afanasiev’s YouTube channel, TongueBoyNick.
Caroline Walker is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked in both the entertainment and the nonprofit sector. Walker holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University’s Gallatin School.