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Kim Goodman: The Woman with the Biggest Eyeballs in the World

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Kim Goodman is a woman that can force her eyes 12 millimetres or 0.47 inches out of her eye sockets. It is recorded that she holds the world record for the farthest protrusion of eyeballs.

In an online post, it is acclaimed that in 2004, she was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th-anniversary list of top ten ‘feats’ of all time.

Who is Kim Goodman ?

Kim Goodman lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit over the head. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns. It is documented that she has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Kim Goodman. cr: Pinterest

Facts about Kim

Kim Goodman’s possession is indeed one of the rare occurrences to see in humans. Research has shown in an article published by Nikki Marias in “FACTS AND LIFEHACKS” that Kim Goodman is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimetres (0.47 inches).

Kim Goodman has been popping out her eyes on different TV shows ever since she discovered it and at the same time travelled in different countries around the world. It popped out only when she wants to.

Kim Goodman confirmed that there is no trick in popping them out and that she is not quite sure how she does it.

It is revealed in the article that,  she made it known on her Instagram page  that the most common question she is asked is whether or not it hurts when she protrudes her eyeballs, and she answers by giggling and saying: ‘If it hurt, I wouldn’t be doing it.’ She says that her eyes do not dry out and she is not afraid of them getting stuck.

She continues, ‘At school, the kids used to call me ‘pop-eye’, and now I get paid for being a ‘pop-eye’.

Medical Condition

Globe luxation is the medical terminology for when an eyeball protrudes, in order words, pops out of the eye socket. This uncommon condition can happen spontaneously or as a result of head or eye trauma.

“Some systemic health conditions, such as floppy eyelid syndrome and thyroid eye disease, can also increase the risk of globe luxation.” (4)

Adedokun Boluwatife. Kim Goodman: The Woman with the Biggest Eyeballs in the World. Tadexprof. December 5, 2021. Retrieved at tadexprof.com

Resources

  • Kim Goodman – Wikipedia
  • Melissa, Stewart (2009-09-01). The Eyes Have it: The Secrets of Eyes and Seeing. Marshall Cavendish. pp. 19–. ISBN 9780761445944. Retrieved 12/5/2021
  • a b Glenday, Craig (2010-04-27). Guinness World Records 2010: Thousands of New Records in The Book of the Decade!. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 97–. ISBN 9780553593372. Retrieved 12/5/2021
  • Meet Kim Goodman, Woman With The Biggest Eyes In The World. African media
  • Eyes popping out (Globe luxation) – All About Vision

 
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Adedokun Boluwatife

Adedokun Boluwatife is a student of Mass Communication, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko. She is a campus journalist and a writer.

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