The world's longest stuff: nails, tongues, monster trucks and more

By Connie Suggitt

Ever wanted to see a load of the world's longest stuff in one place?

Of course you have.

Well we've created an epic compilation celebrating the world's longest stuff, from the longest tongue to the longest monster truck.

We've picked out seven of our best records, including old classics and new favourites.

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Longest fingernails

The owner of the world’s longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female), is Ayanna Williams (USA).

Ayanna has been nurturing hers for over 20 years and they now have a combined total length of 576.4 cm (18 ft 10.9 in)!

The texan nail technician uses 2-3 whole bottles of nail polish when giving herself a manicure, and it can take up to 20 hours.


Longest duration with head fully covered in bees

Nature M S (India), more commonly known as "bee man", stayed with his head fully covered in bees for a staggering 4 hours 10 minutes and 5 seconds in Kerala, India, on 31 December 2017.

This broke the previous record by over 3 more hours.

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Longest zipwire

The longest zipwire is Jebel Jais Flight, in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

The zipwire measures a single unbroken span of 2,831.88 m (9,290 ft 11 in). The record was achieved by Toro Verde and Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (both UAE).

The attraction is perfect for thrill seekers, as you can gather speeds of up to 150 k/mh (93 mph).


Longest horns on a steer

From tip to tip, the rack of Poncho Via spans 323.74 cm (10 ft 7.4 in) – more than twice the width of a concert grand piano – as confirmed on 8 May 2019.

It means that this superlative steer not only possesses the largest horn spread on a living steer, but has blown all past contenders out of the water to claim the record for largest horn spread on a steer ever too.


Longest monster truck

Brad and Jen Campbell are the creators of the ‘Sin City Hustler’, the longest monster truck which is an enormous 9.8 m (32 ft) long.

The custom-made vehicle stands 3.6 metres (12 ft) tall, weighs a hefty 6,800 kg (15,000 lb) – about the same as a bull elephant – and can accommodate 12 passengers.

The Sin City Hustler packs a powerful 750-hp engine, but owing to its considerable weight it only has a maximum speed of around 45 mph (72.4 km/h).

Longest egg noodle Hiroshi

Longest egg noodle 

An experienced Japanese chef took on the challenge to make the world's longest egg noodle (hand made).

Hiroshi Kuroda's noodle had to be made as a single, continuous item from dough, cooked using only hands with the attempt ending when the noodle breaks.

In the end the well-known chef produced a noodle measuring an amazing 183.72 m (602 ft 9 in). To give a sense of scale, if you tipped the Washington Monument on its side, Hiroshi's noodle is 14 m longer!


Longest cat

Two-year-old, barivel, who's a Maine Coon cat from Italy, measures an impressive 120 cm (3 ft 11.2 in) - longer than a baseball bat!

The large cat lives with his owners in Vigevano, Pavia, and was crowned as the longest domestic cat (living), after the record was verified on 22 May 2018.

Barivel's owners, Cinzia Tinnirello and Edgar Scandurra, always knew he was a special cat.

"He is a very special cat for us because he is a little shy... when people see him they are very shocked, but for us he is a little gift... a big gift!" said Edgar.


Longest tongue 

Nick Stoeberl from California, USA, has a 10.1cm tongue.

He's held this record since 2012, breaking the record of Brit Stephen Taylor (9.8 cm) who had held the title since 2002.

Nick’s father was “a huge fan of KISS” and as a child Nick would imitate Gene Simmons’ infamous tongue pose, realising for the first time that his tongue was longer than others.