Guinness World Records shares 13 amazing eye-popping archive images

Guinness World Records
Kim Goodman (US) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12mm (0.47in) beyond her eye sockets. Measuring the 'pop' is an exact science that has to be done by an optometrist using a device known as a proptometer; an average of three measurements gives the final, eye‑watering result. 'Proptosis' is the term for eyeball displacement or bulging eyes. Kim discovered her talent when she was hit on the head by a hockey mask, but can now pop out her eyes on cue. (Image credit: Guinness World Records)

To celebrate National Photography Month, Guinness World Records has opened up its photography archives to share an exclusive collection of its most historic and noteworthy images. 

Known for publishing the most marvellous, extraordinary and shocking events, achievements and phenomena in its annual Guinness Book of World Records, it is no surprise that this collection comprises some unbelievable imagery. 

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).