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Elastic man: Meet Garry the man with the most elastic skin in the world

The skin is the largest organ of the body accounting for about 15% of the total adult body weight. It performs many vital functions including protection against external physical, chemical and biologic assailants, as well as prevention of excess water loss from the body and a role in thermoregulation. The skin is continuous, with the mucous membranes lining the body’s surface.

Guinness book of records awarded Garry Turner from United Kingdom as the man with the most elastic skin.

On thier official instagram page, they posted Garry and wrote, "Garry Turner (UK) is able to stretch the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 15.8 cm ( 6.25 in ) due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs. With this condition, the collagen that strengthens the skin and determines it's elasticity becomes defective, resulting in, among other things, a loosening of the skin, and hypermobility of the joints. In more serious cases, it can cause the fatal collapse of the or rupturing of blood vessels."

He is currently the man with the most elastic skin in the world. See some pictures that proves that he is indeed having an elastic skin.

 

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