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Teen Reclaims The Guinness World Record For The Widest Gaping Mouth

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Teen Reclaims The Guinness World Record For The Widest Gaping Mouth

Isaac Johnson has reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the widest gaping mouth on the planet.

Johnson was encouraged to set a new world standard when he saw Bernd Schmidt from Germany be crowned the title with a 8.8cm wide mouth back in 2017.

After a lot of training, the teenager managed to break Schmidt's tally with a measurement that was a tiny bit larger than 8.8cm.

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But, just a few months later in 2019, a new contender was on the block: Phillip Angus from Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

Angus alerted the good people at the Guinness World Records to allege his mouth was much wider and he wasn't wrong. He absolutely smashed Isaac's record with a 9.52 cm gaping mouth.

But Johnson wasn't going to take this dethroning lightly and hoped his mouth would grow as he continued through adolescence. Incredibly, the teen from Minnesota has done it again.

In October last year, he submitted his application for the widest gaping mouth world record and officials were shocked when the official measurement came back. The Guinness World Record is now at 10.175 cm.

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Credit: Guinness World Records
Credit: Guinness World Records

Isaac's mouth is so big he can fit objects like a baseball, a soda can, and even a large apple, with room to spare, according to the record keepers.

When asked whether it hurts to open his mouth that wide and he replied: "It doesn't hurt but it can get tired if I open for a long period of time."

A video of him showing off his talent was uploaded to Guinness World Record's TikTok account and has since been viewed nearly 90 million times.

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He's revealed how the new record has made him into a small-time celebrity and he says he gets spotted when he's out in public.

"One time at the movie theatre the employee who was giving us our tickets said to me, 'You look familiar! Are you a child celebrity?' We laughed and said she must have seen the Guinness World Records video!" he said.

He wants to use his record to encourage people everywhere around the world to embrace the things that make them different.

Featured Image Credit: Guinness World Records

Topics: News, Interesting, Guinness World Record

Stewart Perrie
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