Man Achieves World Record After Pushing Eyes Nearly 2cm Out Of Sockets
A man has found himself included in the Guinness World Records 2023 book for an eye-popping new record.
Sidney de Carvalho Mesquita can push his peepers 1.8cm out of their sockets using his facial muscles, as officially recorded by an optometrist.
The Brazilian discovered his bizarre biological condition at the young age of nine and has always loved showing off his eye-popping talent to his family and friends.
But it was not until this year that Mr Mesquita officially registered the talent. His record was verified in Brazil’s Sao Paulo on January 10, 2022, when an optometrist measured his eye protrusion using a device known as a proptometer.
Sidney, who performs as an impersonator of the Addams Family character Uncle Fester, briefly loses vision when he pops his eyes and explained the feeling as “letting go of part of my body.”
Guinness World Records said he broke the 2007 record of 1.2cm.
Mr Mesquita said he was speechless to learn the news of breaking the record and had never felt “so much happiness, pure excitement mixed with elation and ecstasy.”
He has since been able to utilise his strange talent in both personal and professional ways and is hoping to become known for his talents across the globe and not just in Brazil.
“My skill is definitely a gift. It came from my father, my mother and the creator, too,” de Carvalho Mesquita told Guinness World Records.
He continued: “A dream come true, opening doors for my work to be even more recognised. Having bulging eyes is really an incredible human achievement.”
He also works full-time in sales and owns a hamburger delivery company called Tio Chico’s Burger.
His wife Egly shockingly said she didn’t know of his unique ability until they were already engaged.