Weird Feat: Teen Can Lick Her Own Eye

Adrianne Lewis' 4-inch-long tongue is an Internet star
By Alex Tirpack,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2015 12:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – What would you do if you had a tongue as long as a playing card? For 18-year-old Adrianne Lewis, making YouTube videos showing off the various tricks she can do with her estimated 4-inch-long tongue seemed like a great way to gain some Internet fame. The Michigan teen uploaded her first video two years ago. Since then, she's uploaded about a dozen videos showing off all she can do with her quirky mouth feature, including licking her nose, touching her tongue to her elbow, and, with a little help from her hand, even licking her own eyeball. Speaking to Barcroft TV, her mom says they realized Lewis' tongue was unusually long when she was about 10, and notes that her daughter comes from a long line of long-tongued people: Her great-grandfather, grandmother, and mother share the trait.

While Lewis is psyched about the hundreds of thousands of views her YouTube videos have amassed, boyfriend Tim Hegedus notes, "It's the Internet, so there's a lot of weird people there. I've seen some comments that make me uncomfortable." More fame could come: The length of Lewis' tongue might just be enough to get her into Guinness World Records. While she hasn't had it officially measured by the Guinness folks, she estimates her tongue measures at least 4 inches, which Mashable reports could be enough to beat the 3.97-inch-long tongue (as measured "from its tip to the middle of the closed top lip") currently holding the record. (Read more weird science stories.)

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