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Woman With the Longest Tongue
Longest Female Tongue

Longest Female Tongue

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That's a lot of tongue.

Chanel Tapper, a Houston student originally from Los Angeles, has a tongue that measures 3.8 inches long -- just .06 inches short of the world record held by Britain's Stephen Taylor.

But Tapper's tongue is good enough for the longest in the United States -- and longest female tongue in the world.

Tapper says she first became aware of her super-long tongue when she was 8 and posed for Halloween photos with friends and they all stuck out their tongues.

When the photo was developed, she noticed hers was longer than all the others.

Now, that tongue has catapulted her into the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records.

She says the reaction to her tongue is... well... in many cases it's what you might expect.

"Most guys that know or already see it automatically have their mind in the gutter, and so do some females," she told Guinness World Records. "I don't have a boyfriend, but the last guy I dated didn't make it that big of a deal, and I really liked him for that."

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