Adrianne Lewis believes she has the world’s longest tongue measuring a whopping 4 inches. Her serpent-like appendage can touch her nose, chin, elbow, and even her eye with a little help. And she is currently in talks with Guinness World Records and waiting to see if she’s the new record holder. The current record holder is Nick Stoeberl‘s 3.9-inch long tongue.
At 4 in. long, Adrianne Lewis may just have the longest tongue in the world.
The 18-year-old from Michigan has made a name for herself on social media for having a tongue that Kiss rocker Gene Simmons would be proud of. Although she has not been officially judged, Lewis believes she has what it takes to break the Guinness World Record.
Adrianne Lewis isn’t the first in the family to have an exceptional length in tongue. Her mother’s side of the family all had extremely long tongues as well. “I feel as though I may have inherited it, but I think with time and me being the weird kid that I was and always sticking out my tongue, it could have stretched”, says Lewis.
The stretched out muscle that has been gaining attention all over the internet is actually eight muscles, according to Scientific American. “The soft patty of flesh we call the tongue is not just one muscle, it’s a conglomeration of eight separate muscles. Unlike other muscles, such as the bicep, tongue muscles don’t develop around a supporting bone. “
According to a University of Delaware study, only about 65-80 percent of the population can roll their tongues, and the debate about it being genetic is ongoing.
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