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Monday, 17 February 2014

Tallest man - living

 

Tallest man in the world 

For the record

  • Who: Sultan Kosen
  • What: World's Tallest Man
  • Where: Ankara, Turkey
The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 08 February 2011.
The part-time farmer was the first man over 8 ft (2.43 m) to be measured by Guinness World Records in over 20 years.
Indeed, GWR only knows of 10 confirmed or reliable cases in history of humans reaching 8 ft or more.
Sultan first became the world's tallest living man in 2009, when he measured 246.5 cm (8 ft 1 in) in height. 
He took the title from Xi Shun (China, b. 1951), who measured 2.361 m (7 ft 8.95 in) in height when measured in 2005.
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Sultan also holds the record for largest hands of a living person, each one measuring 28.5 cm (11.22 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger.
He previously held the record for largest feet on a living person, with his  left foot measuring 36.5 cm (1 ft 2 in) and right foot measuring 35.5 cm (1 ft 1.98 in).
Speaking at the time of his entry into the Guinness World Records family he said: 'I never imagined I would be in the book, I dreamed about it, but it was still a huge surprise'.

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