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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

World's Tallest Man

World's Tallest Man
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For the record

  • Who: Sultan Kosen
  • What: World's Tallest Man
  • Where: Ankara, Turkey
  • When: 08 Feb 2011
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-tme farmer was the first man over 8 ft (2.43 m) to be measured by Guinness World Record in over 20 years. Indeed, GWR only knows of 10 confirmed or reliable cases in history of humans reaching 8 ft or more. Sultan also holds the records for widest hand span and largest feet on a living person.

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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