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Topekan’s tonsils set Guinness World Record

July 18, 2011

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— A 21-year-old Topeka man has set a strange record.

Justin Werner was notified by the folks at Guinness World Records that the tonsils he had removed in January are the largest in the world.

One of his tonsils was 2.1 inches long, 1.1 inches wide and 0.7 inch thick. The other as 1.9 inches long, 1 inch wide and .7 inch thick. He was notified in June that his tonsils easily beat the previous record held by Justin Dodge of Milwaukee.

Werner says he finds the record humorous.

Werner says the tonsils caused chronic sore throats and serious snoring for years. Those problems disappeared after the surgery.

His doctor, Tyler Grindal, told The Topeka Capital-Journal that it's impossible to know why Werner's tonsils were so large.

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