Mehmet Özyürek

Mehmet Özyürek (born 17 October 1949) is a Turkish Guinness World Record holder. He has been confirmed as having the world's longest recorded nose.[1] His nose measured 8.8 cm (3.55 inches) when it was last measured on 18 March 2010. It was remeasured in both 2020 and 2021 disproving the myth that a person’s nose and ears continue to grow as you get older.[2] He lives in Artvin, Turkey. Mehmet was bullied by his friends for his nose when younger, but later in life he came to the belief it was a blessing from God.[3] He also claims to have a better sense of smell than the average person and is able to inflate a balloon with his nose.

Mehmet Özyürek
Born (1949-10-17) 17 October 1949 (age 73)
Known forLongest nose in the world
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)


  1. ^ ardhendu (2012-06-03). "Mehmet Ozyurek-Longest nose in the world |". Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  2. ^ "Longest nose on a living person - Guinness World Records". Guinness World Records. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  3. ^ ""I have been blessed": Mehmet Özyürek on his record-breaking nose". Guinness World Records. 2021-11-26. Retrieved 2021-12-25.