make it horizontal, vertical or diagonal; Most of us would agree that it’s hard to put a burger properly in your mouth without making a mess. But not to Samantha Ramsdell from Connecticut, USA. She is the record holder for having the largest mouth in the world.
Samantha Ramsdell has the largest (female) mouth size in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Its mouth gape measures 6.56 cm (2.5 in), the largest on any female as of July 2021. When measured across, it measures over 10 cm (4 in).
So what is her story? From a young age, Samantha knew how big her mouth was. Her smiles were the biggest, and she could sometimes finish her lunch in one bite. Her uniqueness quickly became popular, and it was clear that she was different from other children in this respect.
Samantha was bullied and ridiculed by other children as a child.
Her yawning earned her the nickname “Big Visual Mouth”, as she was bullied and teased by other children. At the time, her mouth was the only thing she wanted to change. But as she got older, she learned to let go of her insecurities and accept her uniqueness. This is when her amazing journey began.
“You know, having a Guinness World Records title finally being able to show some bullies or people who doubted me, or tormented me, that I have a big mouth, but at least I have the biggest one in the world!”, she said in an interview.
Samantha has 1.7 million followers on TikTok due to her exclusive content.
During the pandemic, when the whole world was looking for new things to do, Samantha started recording and making videos of all her food exploits on TikTok. She won hearts with her sense of humor and unique style. The Internet was amazed at the size of her gap. It was her TikTok followers, or “TikTok kids,” as she calls them, who came up with the idea, and encouraged her to sign up and apply for the world record — and she did.
A local dentist in South Norwalk, Connecticut measured her yawning with the help of digital calipers in the presence of an official judge representing Guinness World Records. The dentist calculated the length and width of her mouth to determine the maximum span. When this data was verified, the world record for having the largest mouth (female) was confirmed.
Then life changed for her. Her following has continued to grow, and now, at 31, she’s famous for the one thing that tormented her as a child. Samantha thinks it’s ironic that her record-breaking big mouth is now one of the best things about her because it was the one thing she was insecure about and wanted to stay small growing up.
“It’s great because now it’s like one of the biggest and best things about me.” Now she wants to inspire people with such uniqueness to embrace and accept who they are and what makes them special. So, actually, how big is her mouth?
Samantha can put an entire order of large French fries in her mouth.
A video of Samantha with three donuts in her mouth has gone viral on TikTok. Her mouth gap is so big that she claims she can fit a whole green apple in her mouth. She was also seen totally chomping down on four of their stacked cheeseburgers. She regularly posted exploits that were requested by all of her followers and quickly blew up TikTok with the number of views.
She advises anyone who has a great body part, or something unique, to be proud of it and treat it like a superpower because that’s what makes you different from everyone else. And then, if you want, you can always go to the Guinness Book of Records!
Samantha has made videos on TikTok with Isaac Johnson, who bears the male version of her surname with a four-inch gape. Her dream is to become an entertainer and comedian and one day have her own show where she can incorporate her singing skills and her sense of humor. Good luck to her!
Here are three amazing Guinness world records in the human body category from last year.
1 Do you know who has the longest nails in the world?
Diana Armstrong, from Minnesota, USA, holds the Guinness World Record for currently having the longest fingernails (female) and the longest fingernails ever (female). Her nail height is 1306.58 cm (42 ft 10.4 in) as of March 13, 2022, according to Guinness World Records. They also mentioned that the combined length of Diana’s nails is longer than a standard yellow school bus.
Diana began growing her nails after her 16-year-old daughter, Letitia, died tragically from an asthma attack. It was Lateisha who trimmed Diana’s nails, put them on her hand and looked after her. Diana wanted to hold on to this legacy and stopped cutting her nails after her death. She last cut her nails in 1997 and plans to keep them that way. Her nails constantly remind her of Latesha. Diana believes that she is her guardian angel.
2 Who has the longest eyelashes in the world?
You Jianxia from China broke her own record in 2016 for the longest eyelash with a length of 20.5 cm. Since then, it has continued to grow, and as of March 20, 2021, its longest eyelash is 20.5 cm. You Jianxia believes that her eyelashes are a gift from Lord Buddha, given to her when she spent 480 days in the mountains many years ago. Why her eyelashes keep growing remains a mystery to this day, and no doctor or scientist has been able to figure out why yet.
3 Who has the longest nose in the world?
The record for the longest nose of a living person (male) is held by Mehmet Ozyurek from Turkey. His nose measures 8.80 cm (3.46 in), as verified in 2021. Muhammad has an extremely heightened sense of smell and immediately draws attention as soon as he enters a room. But he is perfectly happy, confident and comfortable with his long nose.
Fun fact: he can blow up a balloon with his nose!
An unusually long nose is no exception for the Muhammad family. His father and uncles all have long noses, although the next generation does not have the gene yet.