Egyptian siblings earn five records for hand, foot and arm span size

A pair of Egyptian siblings how have five Guinness World Records between them after their hands, feet and arm spans were measured.

Mohamed Shehata, 34, and Huda Shehata, 30, both developed a condition shortly before puberty that involves a benign tumor of the pituitary gland producing too much growth hormone.

Mohamed Shehata now holds two Guinness World Records, widest hand span on a living person (male) and widest arm span on a living person (male). The span of his left hand was measured at 12.32 inches and his arm span was measured at 8 feet, 2.5 inches.

Huda Shehata holds the records for largest feet on a living person (female), largest hands on a living person (female) and widest arm span on a living person (female). Her right foot was measured at 1 foot, 1.02 inches; her left hand was measured at 9.56 inches; and her arm span was measured at 7 feet, 8.4 inches.

The siblings have a combined height of 13 feet and 7 inches, nearly as tall as a double-decker bus. The siblings said they are still getting taller, and might need to undergo surgery to stop their growth from becoming dangerous to their health.

“I have always dreamed of dressing like other women, but I accept myself now and live with satisfaction and conviction,” Huda Shehata told Guinness officials.