Longest Female Legs - Svetlana Pankratova

A Russian woman, Svetlana Pankratova hold the title of having the world’s longest female legs by verifying as measuring her legs 132 cm, 4 feet 4 inches long according to Guinness Book of World Records.

Svetlana-Pankratova - longest female legs

Svetlana Pankratova, a 41-year-old a Russian native who has 4 feet 4 inches long legs of her 6-foot 5-inch frame. She was born on April 29, 1971, grew up in Volgograd in Russia and she was always a tallest one among others of her age since her childhood. But she never noticed about her long legs until she was a teen and it was a challenge for her to purchase clothes likes pants. She said that “I never thought about it when I was growing up, I just never paid attention to my legs”.

She contacted the Guinness Book of World Records to confirm the claim after showing the news story featuring a British woman who claimed to have the world’s longest legs for a woman by one of Svetlana‘s friend. “It took six years, a lot of documentation and plenty of emails and calls to prove that she had the longest legs. ‘It’s not like I was always on top of it”. She said.

World's longest female legs

World's longest female legs holder

Currently, Pankratova works as the assistant coach for the George Mason Mustangs, one of Virginia’s top girls’ basketball programs. The job is very much suit for her, who was a former member of the Russian national basketball team. She is really pleased with her job as she mentioned that, “It was great to get back to basketball and I really do enjoy it and it brings all the nice memories back and I just enjoy giving them what I know to help them any way I can.”

She is married to Jack Gosnell, whom she met while he was working as the U.S. General Counsel in St. Petersburg, during her basketball years.

svetlana-pankratova with a smallest man

Woman who has the world's longest legs sits for a photoshoot with the world's smallest man


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The World’s First Artificial Heart

Do you ever hear about the artificial heart that has been transplanting to a patient? Most of your answer will be “NO”. But after reading this article your answer for the above question will be definitely a “YES” as an artificial heart has been transplanted into a patient for the first time in medical history at Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, France.

World's first Artificial-heart

The artificial heart weighs 2lb, three times the weight of a real heart and contains bovine tissue and sensors that adapt the blood flow. According to medics it would beat for at least five years. The device mimics heart muscle contractions and contains sensors that adapt the blood flow to the patient's moves.

The artificial heart is motorized by external, wearable lithium-ion batteries. Inside the heart, surfaces that come into contact with human blood are made partly from bovine tissue instead of synthetic materials such as plastic that can cause blood clots.

artificial heart

The artificial heart, developed with the help of engineers from the Dutch-based European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS). Further if it is made widely available it is predictable to cost about £150,000.

Auxiliary French medics said the anonymous male patient who received the device was awake and responding well after an operation. Surgeon Alain Carpentier who performed the implant, said: “It’s about giving patients a normal social life”. It will raise France’s reputation as a country at the forefront of medical innovation.

There’s no doubt with that incredible artificial heart, thousands of people all over the world can save their lives.

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