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Guinness record set for world’s largest… tonsils

Ouch! A 21-year-old man had problems breathing and had constant sore throats until he had his two-inch long tonsils removed.

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THEY’RE A PAIN in the neck for many, but one young Kansas man discovered that his enormous tonsils could bag him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, 21-year-old Justin Werner had one tonsil that was an eye-watering 2.1 inches long, 1.1 inches wide, and 0.7 inch thick.

His other tonsil was 1.9inches long, 1 inch wide and 0.7 inch thick.

His massive tonsils were discovered when he underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on 18 January at Excellent Surgery Centre in Topeka.

Determined to see if he could be named owner of the world’s largest tonsils, Werner embarked on some research, paperwork and more paperwork.

He finally received a letter and certificate proclaiming him to be the new title-holder.

Until he got his tonsils removed, Werner was plagued by sore throats and snoring.

For more information read this story in The Topeka Capital-Journal>

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