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Guinness hails Franklin man’s 31-inch biceps

Recognized as world’s biggest

The World’s Largest Biceps, which reside on the arms of a 24-year-old cashier at a gas station on Route 9 in South­borough, look like a cinderblock shoved into a sock the wide way. They measure 31 inches around, and they are still growing. ­Arnold Schwarzenegger had 22 inches at his peak. Hulk Hogan had 24-inch pythons.

Three weeks ago, Moustafa Ismail and his biceps were flown to Heathrow Airport in London, greeted by a chauffer holding a sign with his name on it, and whisked off to receive one of Earth’s strangest honors. The chauffer had been sent by the folks at Guinness, who had chosen Ismail to be one of their signature anomalies, the star of this year’s sideshow. He joined previous tallests and oldests and longests and oddests as the extreme human Guinness paraded around London for the launch of their latest book of world records.

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