A man with the longest nose in world sparked a state of interaction on social media after a picture of a wax figure embodying his face spread.
British Thomas Widders, from Yorkshire, gained fame in the eighteenth century for having the longest nose in the world, which measured 19 cm (7.5 inches), as this record remains the highest to this day, according to the Guinness Book of Records, while only Waxworks to display his adorable nose.
After sharing a picture of his wax figure at Ripley’s Gallery on Reddit, thousands of social media users commented on their shock.
According to the Daily Star, the 11th volume of The Strand magazine, published in 1896, said of Thomas’ nose: “Thus, if noses are uniformly accurate in representing the importance of an individual, this worthy must have amassed all the money in Threadneedle has conquered all of Europe.
The Guinness World Records website states: “Historically, Thomas Wedders, who lived in England during the 1770s and was a member of a traveling circus, had a nose measuring 19 centimeters (7.5 inches) in length.”
Details of Thomas’ life remain unclear, however, and it is believed that the circus performer died in Yorkshire in his early fifties.
In response to a shared photo of the man’s wax work, someone commented: “They say your brain automatically ignores looking at your nose but I don’t know anything about this man.”
Another added: “What’s really going on here? A tumor? A growth? A random genetic accident? Do my nostrils extend all the way to the tip?? I have so many questions.”