Jay Sloot, aka Tongue Boy, says he doesn't use his freakishly huge slab of mouth-meat as "a pick-up line." No, I reckon he wouldn't have to.

The 25-year-old's ludicrously wide tongue, measuring an astounding 7.9cm, was announced as the new world record holder this morning, has landed him a spot in the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records.

Mr Sloot's tongue is so strong it can lift entire 375ml cans of soft drink.

He first realised he was a bit different five years ago and said there were some perks attached to his status. [The West Australian]

(H/T Tomuban)