Interesting and Strange Feet Facts

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A quarter of the bones in the human body are found in the feet but we aren’t born that way. Baby feet are mostly cartilage and don’t have an arch! It’s one of the many reasons babies can’t walk when they’re born. As we grow, our arch develops and the cartilage in our feet hardens, his process continues until we’re 21 years old!

Toe wrestling has been a competitive sport in several counties since 1974, complete with a men’s and women’s division and a Toe Wrestling World Championship. Players attempt to pin and hold down their opponent’s bare toes. Players must link toes and each player’s foot must touch flat on the other person’s toes.

A phobia of feet, known as podophobia, shows itself as anger or extreme revulsion to the sight of feet. Many people with podophobia are also upset by talking about feet, reading about feet, or touching their own feet! 

In the absence of arms or hands, many individuals have learned to do some amazing things with their feet. Jessica Cox became the first pilot to fly a plane using only her feet. 

Others have successfully mastered driving motorcycles, shooting a bulls-eye in archery, painting masterpieces, writing beautiful calligraphy and playing golf.

Guinness World Records confirms that Brahim Takioullah from Morocco now holds claim to having the world’s largest feet. The 29-year-old, who currently lives in Paris, France has a left foot measuring 1ft 3in (38.1 cm) in length, while his right measures 1ft 2.76 in.

Louise Hollis of California holds the current world record for the longest toenails in the world. Each toenail is approximately 6 inches long and requires a full two days of care and grooming each week! Louise began growing her toenails in 1982 and when measured in 1991 they had a combined length of 220.98 cm (87 in).

Thanks for reading and on behalf of everyone at the Foot Comfort Centre we hope you have a great day,

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