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Meet The Man With The Stretchiest Skin In The World

Guinness World Records have worked to document the feats of both human achievements and extremes of the natural world. While some people tirelessly attempt to break a record, Garry ‘Stretch’ Turner managed to claim a title for his ability to stretch his skin to abnormal lengths.

With the ability to stretch the skin on his abdomen an incredible 6.25 inches, Garry Turner, earned himself the title of having the world’s stretchiest skin. The Elastic Man performed his record-breaking achievement on the set of “Guinness World Records: Primetime” on October 29th, 1999.


Turner explained that he first became aware of his superhuman ability to stretch his skin when he was around 8 years old and compared himself to classmates. After discovering that he was the only one with absurdly stretchy skin, Turner realized he had something special.

However, the reason Turner can extend his skin to such lengths is due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs. The condition makes the collagen, which strengthens the skin and determines its elasticity, defective. With this, Turner’s skin is much looser than the average person, but he states that his condition causes him no pain.

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