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Thomas Wedders, also known as Thomas Wadhouse, born in Yorkshire, England circa 1720, was a performer in various circus sideshows in the early to mid-18th century. Wedder is chiefly known for having the world's longest nose, allegedly measuring 7.5 inches (19 cm) long.
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Beyond his unusual appearance, little is known about Wedders' life. Articles of the period remarked that he appeared to be intellectually disabled (referring to him as "an idiot") in an unknown condition, perhaps related to his unusual facial deformation. Based on his mental and physical impairments, some historians have speculated that his parents may have been closely related [ citation needed ]. He died around 1780 in Yorkshire, his hometown. His age have being given as either 50 or 52.
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Posthumously, Guinness World Record gave him the title of "World's Largest Nose." A wax reproduction of his head resides in the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum.
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