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Human Body World Records

* Dr. Riaz Ahmed Khokar removed a 55 year old manís appendix at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad. It measured 9.2 inches (23.5 centimeters.)

* According to the Guinness Book of Records, Matthew McGrovy of Pennsylvania had the largest foot of any man. He wore a size 29Ĺ shoe, which in Europe is size 63; in the UK, size 29. McGrovy stood 7 feet 6 inches tall and weighed in at an astonishing 617 pounds (280 kilograms) when he was 32 years old. His shoes were all custom made and the most expensive pair cost him $22,745.

Big Shoes

* Wigs are used to cover baldness, thinning hair and for a variety of other reasons, such as style and color. Originally wigs were made of horse and goat hair. Then they began to be made of human hair. Bergmann of 5th Avenue, in New York City, once made a wig from human hair that was 15 feet (4.57 meters) long.

* The longest nose on record belongs to Turkey native, Mehmet Ozyurek. In a longest nose contest, Ozyurekís nose lead the pack at an astounding 3.5 inches (8.9 centimeters.) Wow! Now thatís a nose.

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