Standing out from the crowd is not an easy job in a world of 8 billion people. Yet some people are born with their giftedness and features and gain recognition because of their extraordinary human form. Huda and Mohamed are such beings with the largest feet and hands.
These are the siblings Mohamed and Huda Shehata, both from Egypt with largest hands and feet. The siblings measure 414.4 cm (13 ft. 7 in) together!
With the largest hand span on a living person (male), 34-year-old Mohamed holds the record with a left hand measuring 31.3 cm (12.32 in). Aside from that, he has the widest arm span of any person (male) at 250.3 cm (8 ft. 2.5 in).
Huda, Mohamed’s sister, has also had three features confirmed as the world’s firsts. She has the largest feet on a living person (female) – 33.1 cm (1 ft. 1.02 in) on her right foot. Largest hands on a living person (female) – 24.3 cm (9.56 in) on her left hand. Widest arm span on a living person for a female – 236.3 cm (7 ft 8.4 in).
Huda had a normal childhood until the age of 12 when she realized she was growing taller than most of her peers. “I hope the recognition of Guinness World Records title would change my life forever. I have always dreamed of dressing like other women, but I accept myself now and live with satisfaction and conviction,” says Huda.
Around the age of 12, Mohamed also began to grow taller. The size of his hands and arms continued to grow to a record-breaking size as he grew taller. “Everything seems small in my hands, even shaking hands with people has become a reminder of how I differ from others,” says Mohamed.
They are still growing!
Both siblings live with their mother in a small village 90 minutes outside Cairo. They are believed to have a benign tumor in their pituitary glands that cause excess production of growth hormones.
In their hometown, the siblings need their clothes custom-made by their tailor. It is he who makes a Galabiyah (a loose-fitting garment) for Mohamed and a dress for Huda, and they return to him each year so he can make adjustments to accommodate their growth. Mohamed and Huda are still growing in height and may need an operation to stop it as soon as possible.
It takes persistence and creativity to secure a Guinness World Records certificate. A woman in China broke her own record of having the world’s longest eyelashes. Guinness World Records confirmed the length of her eyelashes to be 20.5 cm (8.0 in).
Previously, Guinness World Record holder Nilanshi Patel from India’s Gujrat, who has the longest hair in the world, officially cut it off after 12 years of growing it. She had held the title since 2018 when she was 16 years old. Interestingly, her hair measured 170.5 cm (5 ft. 7 in).
Story Courtesy: Guinness World Records
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