To put that in context, "it's roughly more than two centimeters wider than the new iPhone 6.
Schlenker always knew his tongue was a mouthful, but didn't realize it was a record breaker until he was helping his daughter, Emily, 14, with a school project.
Looking at a copy of Guinness World Records, Schlenker saw a page featuring an Australian man with the world's widest tongue. He decided to see if his tongue was wider.
His daughter measured his tongue, and soon he was contacting Guinness.
Gigantic tongues run in the family. Emily,'s 2.89-inch tongue the world's largest for a woman.
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