Strange teens and their freaky bodies
Some kids put their bodies to the test to see just how far they can go.
Meet Adrienne Lewis, the 18-year-old girl that has her sights on a World Record: the world’s longest tongue. She’s able to lick her own eye, nose and chin, and she thinks that at four inches, her tongue could be a winner. She’s one of many teens who like to share the freaky things their bodies can do.
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Some children are capable of physical feats adults could only dream of achieving. Take a look at the child gymnasts that participate in the Olympics, for example. Extreme flexibility, agility and quick minds make a winning combination.
Other teens like to express themselves with crazy hairstyles or clothing, and enjoy the shock value that it has.
Watch Adrienne explain why she wants the record for longest tongue:
Smaller kids may attempt to do things with their bodies that can be potentially dangerous, such as the 7-year-old boy in the 70s who stuck a rubber suction dart up his nose and forgot about it, until it emerged recently. He’s 51!
Eating competitions are becoming less popular after a spate of fatalities associated with extreme eating, so this is one area you should discourage your child from attempting to break a record. Most teens are good at extreme eating, anyway, so the competition is fierce!
There’s a fascination with being the person holding the record for weirdest/longest/biggest/most ever and so on: kids come up with the craziest possible world records.
If your child wanted to break a record, which one would they choose?