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Old 08-09-2007, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default New World's Tallest Man

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Ukraine man declared the world's tallest
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KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian man is the tallest person in the world at 8 feet 5 inches, overshadowing a Chinese man who previously held the title, Guinness World Records said Wednesday.

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Leonid Stadnik, a 37-year-old former veterinarian, is 8 inches taller than the former titleholder, China's Bao Xishun, who measured 7 feet 9 inches, Guinness World Records spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza said in London.

Stadnik's growth spurt started at age 14 after a brain operation apparently stimulated his pituitary gland, which produces the human growth hormone.

He lives with his mother, Halyna, in northwestern Ukraine, taking care of the family's house and garden.

According to Guiness, the tallest man in medical history was Illinois native Robert Pershing Wadlow, who was 8 feet 11 inches and died in 1940 at the age of 22.

being that tall is just plain weird...it's not even a good thing anymore.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:50 AM   #2
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I saw a discovery channel special on this man! And the man who was 8'11"! There was a video of him walking down the street! It was very cool. Freakish, but cool.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:05 AM   #3
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wow, an 8th feet tall human being walking down the streets that is pretty creepy and weird at the same time.

Anyway, Congratulation to this guy and i hope he is taller than the late Robert Wadlow.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:08 AM   #4
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get that guy a basketball uni!
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:30 AM   #5
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Do it, Mitch!
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:34 AM   #6
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Is it just me or do the Chinese save up all their height for a select few?
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:46 AM   #7
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wow, an 8th feet tall human being walking down the streets that is pretty creepy and weird at the same time.

Anyway, Congratulation to this guy and i hope he is taller than the late Robert Wadlow.

Had you read the entire article, you would have seen this;

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According to Guiness, the tallest man in medical history was Illinois native Robert Pershing Wadlow, who was 8 feet 11 inches and died in 1940 at the age of 22.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:44 AM   #8
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I've known of this guy for years, the only thing new is that he's now officially the tallest man according to Guiness.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:19 AM   #9
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8'4"

O.o

im like 5'7"
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:50 PM   #10
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I saw a discovery channel special on this man! And the man who was 8'11"! There was a video of him walking down the street! It was very cool. Freakish, but cool.


I saw that show too.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:53 PM   #11
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Correct me if im wrong, but I've heard a lot of statements that people that are that high usually have bad knees or find it difficult to walk without pain?

Kinda curious what these tall people do for a living as well
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:14 PM   #12
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Didn't the original reports on Yao Ming have him at 7'9" ?

Yes I'm serious. I swear I read that like 2 years before he was drafted.

Or do I have him confused with Sun Ming Ming, the NBA wannabe?

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Old 08-09-2007, 02:18 PM   #13
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Correct me if im wrong, but I've heard a lot of statements that people that are that high usually have bad knees or find it difficult to walk without pain?

Kinda curious what these tall people do for a living as well
Stadnik, the current tallest man in the world, is a farmer from Ukraine and the previous tallest man is also a farmer from China.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:25 PM   #14
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8'4"

O.o

im like 5'7"

tallest man ever was 8"11

I'M 4"9
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #15
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tallest man ever was 8"11

I'M 4"9
4'9? wow that is very small.
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