Thomas Wedders, an eighteenth-century figure from Yorkshire, UK, became famous for his extraordinary feature – an incredibly long nose. Displayed in a traveling circus, he holds the Guinness World Record for the longest human nose at 7.5 inches (19 centimeters). A photo of his waxwork from Ripley’s Believe It or Not exhibit recently resurfaced on Reddit, showcasing his remarkable nose.
Described as possibly not highly intelligent, Wedders’s nose drew attention. His unique feature was noted in the Strand Magazine Vol XI in 1896, which also hinted at his possible lack of intellect. The Guinness World Records website acknowledges his nose as a historical account, confirming his record.
While much of Wedders’s life is shrouded in mystery, his remarkable nose remains a fascination. Modern viewers shared their astonishment on Reddit, questioning the reasons behind his exceptional nose.
Thomas Wedders’s record endures, reminding us of the exceptional diversity found in the human form.