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Old 09-16-2009, 11:32 PM
Location: Michigan
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LONDON – A towering Turk was officially crowned the world's tallest man Thursday after his Ukrainian rival dropped out of the running by refusing to be measured.

Guinness World Records said that 8 foot 1 inch (2.47 meter) Sultan Kosen, from the town of Mardin in eastern Turkey, is now officially the tallest man walking the planet. Although the previous record holder, Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk, reportedly measured 8 feet 5.5 inches (2.57 meters), Guinness said he was stripped of his title when he declined to let anyone confirm his height.

8'1" Turk takes title of world's tallest man - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_britain_tallest_man - broken link)
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:25 PM
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He also has the worlds largest hands and feet, and is looking for a woman, according to the article.

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Old 09-18-2009, 03:49 PM
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There was a fellow in Maryland in the 1980s that seemed as tall. I recall seeing him walk into the door with some friends at a mall at Greenbelt, Maryland and I thought he was on some sort of sales promotional stilts. When he walked past me his knees were bending at my shoulders. I have no idea who this guy was or even if he was a local.
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