The longest nose in the world belonged to an English circus performer who lived in the 18th century. Reminds Internet users of the character of SpongeBob

There are all kinds of unusual world records recognized by the Guinness World Records related to the human body. From the tallest to the shortest person, the one with the longest mustache to the biggest feet, the Guinness World Records has categories in almost everything imaginable.

However, have you ever wondered who owns the record for the longest nose? It actually belonged to a man who was an English circus performer who lived in the 18th century. Thomas Wedders, also known as Thomas Wadhouse, was posthumously recognized by Guinness World Records for having the longest nose measuring an astonishing 19 centimeters (7.5 inches).

A Twitter page called Historic Vids posted the man’s incredible story on Nov. 12 alongside a photo that shows a wax reproduction of his head housed at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum.
“There are historical accounts that Thomas Wedders, who lived in England in the 1770s and was a member of a traveling circus, had a nose measuring 19 cm (7.5 in) long,” the Guinness World website states. Records.

The post shared on Twitter amassed over 1.16 lakh likes and over 6,800 retweets. Many users have compared him to the fictional character Squidward Tentacles who appears in the animated show SpongeBob SquarePants.

“Why does he look like he lives in a giant fish house, playing the clarinet and getting pissed off by a sponge?” a Twitter user posted. “I mean…that’s what makes Twitter so wacky and wonderful. Tweets like this. Thanks,” another commented. “He was also known for never losing a race,” another joked.

For context, the record for the longest nose on a living person belongs to a Turk named Mehmet Ozyurek. His nose measures 8.80 cm (3.46 inches) and it was checked on November 13, 2021.