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McGuire twins

The McGuire twins were born Billy Leon and Benny Loyd McCrary on December 7, 1946. The twins were listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's Heaviest Twins" (328 and 338 kg, correspondingly). The famous Guinness photo depicts the twins riding their Honda motorcycles.


Stage career

Using the stage name McGuire, the twins gained popularity as tag-team wrestlers and in carnival stunt shows.


Billy McCrary died on July 14, 1979 at the age of 32, following a motorcycle accident during a stunt at Niagara Falls. Benny lived for 21 more years, until his death at age 54 on March 26, 2001.

Cultural references

In the Family Guy episode titled Blind Ambition, two characters are depicted as "the world's fattest twins". In this episode, one twin says he is trying the Atkins diet, a high-protein diet used for weight loss. The other twin comments that Atkins is 'not good for you', highlighting a common criticism of the diet. The twins have appeared a number of times on The Simpsons, including as surprise witnesses for Lionel Hutz and in mannequin form in a large men's clothing store in the episode "King-Size Homer". They are always portrayed riding their motorcycles.


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