What a big mouth! German man breaks largest gape record

What a big mouth! German man breaks largest gape record

Published 22 December 2016

No one likes to be called a big mouth… but in the case of Bernd Schmidt from Germany it’s actually a record-breaking compliment! He has the Largest gape in the world.

Largest gape large image


The gap between his incisor teeth measure 8.8 cm (3.46 in), as officially confirmed at a dental practice in Wendlingen, Germany.


Bernd’s mouth can stretch larger than a baseball and he can eat an apple in just a couple of bites.

Largest mouth gape apple

Bernd’s son had asked him to apply for the title after seeing the previous record holder JJ Bittner listed in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records.

Largest mouth gape JJ Bittner

Bernd beat JJ’s record by just 4mm!

He takes pride in showing his family and friends his extraordinary talent and is thrilled to have got a place in the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition.

Bernd has been a huge fan of Guinness World Records ever since he was a young boy and always read the book.

Guinness World Records 2017 Edition books