June 10 (UPI) — A Chinese woman broke her own Guinness World Record when her longest eyelash was measured at a whopping 8 inches long.
You Jianxia, who originally set the record in June 2016, when her longest lash was 4.88 inches long, said doctors are unsure of why her eyelashes grow to be so long.
“I first realized that my eyelashes were growing in 2015. They continue to grow slowly, becoming longer and longer,” Jianxia told Guinness World Records. “I did visit medical professionals to find out why my eyelashes are longer than others people’s eyelashes. The doctor couldn’t explain this, and he felt it was really amazing.”
“I also tried to find scientific reasons such as genes or something else. However, none of my family have long eyelashes like me, so it can’t be explained,” she said.
Jianxia’s longest lash, located on the upper eyelid of her left eye, was officially measured at 8 inches, setting a new record.