A Los Angeles woman can claim the distinction of having California's longest tongue -- nearly 4 inches from tip to lip, the Guinness Book of World Records says.
But Chanel Tapper's 3.8-inch tongue fell shy of the world record, held by Stephen Taylor of the United Kingdom, whose tongue measures 3.86 inches, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Another Southern Californian, Charlotte Lee of Huntington Beach, holds the record for most rubber ducks, Guinness says. Lee owns 5,249 of them and keeps them in glass showcases in a room just for the ducks.
And most cow-related items? Nobody has more than Denise Tabangui's 2,429 of them as of March 2011. The San Jacinto woman's pursuit of bovine-related stuff began after she spotted a cow figurine in her mother's kitchen in 1990.
Today, Tabangui's vast collection includes a life-sized cow. Her neighbors gave it to her as a gift.
W.R. "Rusty" Haight of San Diego can claim the distinction of being in more car collisions than anyone else. By 2003, the Times says, he had been in 718 collisions -- as a human crash-test dummy.