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Guinness World Records Reflects on 60 Years of Celebrating The World’s Tallest Man

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Guinness World Records marks its 60th anniversary with a video reflecting on The World’s Tallest Man, arguably the establishment’s most iconic record. Kurdish farmer Sultan Kosen currently holds the record at 8’3, well under Robert Wadlow’s all-time record of 8’11. Mankind has always been interested in extremes. Robert Wadlow escaped the attention of surgeons–or surgeons […]

Photo of the Day: World's Tallest Man Meets World's Shortest Man

last monthOdd : The Daily What

To celebrate Guinness World Records Day, this happened. The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen (8 feet, 3 inches) met the shortest man in the world, Chandra Bahadur Dangi (21.5 inches) in London. Meanwhile, in NBC studios in New York, Al Roker is livestreaming his bathroom breaks, er, trying to break the world record for longest weather forecast.

The World’s Largest Shoe and 10 Other Odd Guinness World Records

last monthNews : NewsFeed

The world's tallest man met the world's shortest man today to break a Guinness World record, but that's just one of the strange record-breaking moments you can see here

Look at this incredible image of the world's tallest man and shortest man standing next to each other

Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, and in London, the world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, met his counterpart for the first time in Sultan Kosen, who holds the world record for tallest man. Dangi, 77, hails from Nepal and is just 21.5 inches tall, while Kosen, of Turkey, stands at 8 feet 3 inches. Show More Summary

Photo: World's tallest man hanging out with world's smallest man

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

The world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, greets the tallest living man, Sultan Kosen, to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London November 13, 2014. Read the rest

The World’s Shortest Man Met The World’s Tallest Man Today

SultanKösenisaTurkishfarmerwhoalsohappenstobetheworld’stallestman,standinginat8feet3inches.ChandraBahadurDangimakes“placematsandheadstrapsforvillagerscarryingheavyloads” inNepal,andhe’stheworld’sshortestman(justover21inches).InhonorShow More Summary

Take a look at this incredible image of the world's tallest man and shortest man standing next to each other

Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, and in London, the world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, met his counterpart for the first time in Sultan Kosen, who holds the world record for tallest man. Dangi, 77, hails from Nepal and is just 21.5 inches tall, while Kosen, of Turkey, stands eight feet, three inches. Show More Summary

Here’s a Picture of the World’s Tallest Man and the World’s Shortest Man Shaking Hands

last monthNews : NewsFeed

They met for the first time at the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day in London

Leonid Stadnyk former World’s Tallest Man Dies at 44

4 months agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

Leonid Stadnyk died on August 24th 2014 due to tumours gland that continued his entire life. He was 2.57 meters (8 feet 5 inches) and held the Guinness World Record for the Tallest living man. On August 20, 2008, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, announced that the title of world’s tallest man had […]

World’s ‘Tallest Man’ In The World Leonid Stadnyk Dies At 44

Sadly, Leonid Stadnyk, once unofficially considered the tallest man in the world, died Sunday. He was 44. Although he was never measured by the Guinness World Records committee — he was largely introverted — many consider the peasant farmer to be the world’s tallest man, according to the Mirror. A GWR spokesperson weighed in. We

World's Tallest Man Statue in Alton, Illinois

10 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Robert Wadlow suffered from an overactive pituitary gland which caused him to grow to a height no other person has reached ever reached and his one-of-a-kind presence is remembered with a bronze statue in Alton, Illinois. Also knownShow More Summary

Here’s the World’s Tallest Man Getting Married

last yearOdd : about:blank

This is Sultan Kosen. He’s the world’s tallest living man (and also has the largest hands and feet). He’s 8 feet 3 inches tall, so of course he married a woman who’s 5’8?. That’s actually fairly tall for a woman where I come from, but then again, I’m not eight feet tall. This all seemed like(...)

World’s Tallest Man Says At His Wedding ‘Could Not Find Girl Of My Size’ [Watch]

Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man, got married to Merve Dibo, 20, on Saturday in his native Turkey. He stands at the unbelievable height of eight feet and three inches ( 2.51 meters). The new Mrs Kosen is two feet seven inches shorter (78 cm) and barely reaches up to his waist. Show More Summary

World's Tallest Man Married: Sultan Kosen's Wedding Held Sunday In Turkey

Sorry ladies, the world's tallest man is officially off the market. At 8 feet 3 inches, 30-year-old Sultan Kosen has the high honor of being the world's tallest man. And on Sunday, his 5-foot-9 girlfriend, Merve Dibo, offered him her...Show More Summary

World’s Tallest Man Marries 5’8? Fianceé

Turkish farmer Sultan Kosen, 8’3?, has found love with Merve Debo, who is 2’7? shorter than he. Kosen has long been searching for a woman to share his life with, and had reportedly given up hope – until he met Ms Dibo. ‘How unfortunate I could not find a suitable girl of my own size. […]

World's tallest man to marry

The World's tallest man, whose height is measured at 8 feet, 3 inches (2 meters 51 centimeters), Sultan Kosen is set to marry his normal-sized bride Merve Dibo on Sunday in the southern Turkish city of Mardin. In addition to his height, Kosen also entered the Guinness Book of Wo …

Notoriously Tiny Hayden Panettiere Is Officially Engaged To World’s Tallest Man

After months of speculation, Hayden Panettiere has finally confirmed that she is, indeed, engaged to her longtime boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko. Which is great and all,but good luck ever getting them in the same photo non-awkwardly, because these two have a foot-and-a-half height difference. Show More Summary

World’s Tallest Man Ready to Burn Up Instagram in Costa Mesa

2 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

How’s this for a super-cool field trip? As part of the festivities at the Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival 2013, taking place today through Sunday in Costa Mesa, area students grades K through 12 will be getting to meet the world’s tallest man. Sultan Kosen is a staggering eight feet, three inches tall. Show More Summary

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