The father and daughter duo who hold the Guinness World Records for the world’s widest male and female tongues, Syracuse, New York, USA.
Byron Schlenker’s tongue measures a monstrous 8.6cm across, while his 14-year-old daughter Emily isn’t far behind, with her tongue measuring 7.3cm at its widest point. Byron, 47, who has now been nicknamed the Gobfather, only discovered his rare gift when he picked up a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records while helping Emily with a school project at the library.
Talking about the life-changing moment, Byron explained:“Turning the page I saw that the world’s widest tongue was a guy from Australia at 7.9cm. On the way home I started thinking my tongue is pretty wide, I wonder how wide it is?” Byron measured his tongue and several months later the organisation crowned him and Emily as having the world’s widest male and female tongue.
Byron explained that his gob-smacking record has made him quite the celebrity in his hometown. He said: “I get stopped by people at the grocery store or when I’m out in town to take a picture. I have had people come to my house to sign their record book. I even had one lady who asked me to lick her Guinness Book, which I politely declined.”