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LA woman boasts longest tongue

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles woman can claim the distinction of having California's longest tongue -- nearly 4 inches from tip to lip, the Guinness Book of World Records says.

But Chanel Tapper's 3.8-inch tongue fell shy of the world record, held by Stephen Taylor of the United Kingdom, whose tongue measures 3.86 inches, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Another Southern Californian, Charlotte Lee of Huntington Beach, holds the record for most rubber ducks, Guinness says. Lee owns 5,249 of them and keeps them in glass showcases in a room just for the ducks.

And most cow-related items? Nobody has more than Denise Tabangui's 2,429 of them as of March 2011. The San Jacinto woman's pursuit of bovine-related stuff began after she spotted a cow figurine in her mother's kitchen in 1990.

Today, Tabangui's vast collection includes a life-sized cow. Her neighbors gave it to her as a gift.

W.R. "Rusty" Haight of San Diego can claim the distinction of being in more car collisions than anyone else. By 2003, the Times says, he had been in 718 collisions -- as a human crash-test dummy.

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