Kansas man sets largest tonsils record

July 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM

TOPEKA, Kan., July 18 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said a Kansas man who underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy set a record for the world's largest tonsils.

The record-keeping organization said one of the tonsils removed from Justin Werner, 21, of Topeka at Excellent Surgery Center in Topeka Jan. 18 measured 2.1 inches long, 1.1 inches wide, and 0.7 inch thick while the other measured 1.9 inches long, 1 inch wide and 0.7 inch thick, the Tokepa Capital Journal reported Monday.

The tonsils were respectively 0.8 inches and 0.6 inches longer than the previous record tonsils, which were removed from Justin Dodge of Milwaukee.

"I find it more humorous than anything," Werner said of his record, which was made official June 22.

Werner said talking, breathing and sleeping have become much easier since having the tonsils removed.

"The day after I got them out, there was no snoring at all," Werner said. "Haven't had a sore throat since."

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