EyeballsThis is one of the entries from the Guinness World Records book. The record is held by Kim Goodman, a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets. She discovered her talent when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask and her eyeballs popped out. Ever since she can do this when yawning or voluntarily – “I sort of squint, pull my eyelid back and out it comes,” Goodman explained.

Kim GoodmanOn June 13, 1998 being on the set of the television show Guinness World Records, she had her popped eyeballs measured, having a length of 11 mm (0.43 in). It seems that she has perfect vision and has never seen a doctor about her condition.

Before establishing the world record, Kim Goodman auditioned for David Letterman’s Stupid Human Tricks and made the witnesses scream, when they saw what she can accomplish. This got her on the Late Show with David Letterman Video Special III, where she was introduced as an act “you will talk about until the day you die.”

Below is a short movie from a Turkish television channel where you can see how Kim Goodman is popping her eyes out of their sockets.

However it seems is not that easy to keep this record. Apparently other people have this talent and Claudio Paulo Pinto from Brazil is one of them.
Paulo can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), that’s 95% out of their sockets.
Claudio Pinto

Claudio suffers from globe luxation and from what he tells it doesn’t hurt a bit. The medical explanation is that blood vessels and nerves are strained between the eyes and the head. You can see better in the movie, however this might not be so pleasant for some of you.

Claudio is confident that one day he will brake Kim Goodman’s record and by than he is making a living out of shows where he pops his eyes out.
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