If you’re looking to impress everyone at your next party, you’ll want to make sure you’re as tall as possible. While genes play a big role in height, there are other factors that can affect it too.
Robert Wadlow, from Alton, Illinois was the world’s tallest person when he died in 1940. He was 8 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 439 pounds.
Sultan Kosen is the tallest man in the world and holds two world records. He towers over everyone around him, measuring 8 feet 3 inches tall. He also has the largest hands of any living person, measuring 28.5 centimeters from his thumb to pinky finger.
He was born with a condition called acromegaly, which causes overgrowth, and this led to his height. But it wasn’t until he was 10 years old that he started his incredible growth spurt.
This amazing guy has managed to travel the world, travel on television and become a cultural ambassador for Turkey. His incredibly tall stature has been a source of both awe and ridicule, but it hasn’t stopped him from living a normal life.
Guinness World Records has only known of ten confirmed cases of someone reaching 8 feet in height, and Sultan is one of those. He has been the tallest man in the world since 2009 and is still holding the title.
Despite his extraordinary size, he has lived a relatively normal life and has been able to find happiness through love and family. He has been married twice and has two children, but he is often criticized for his height.
His height has caused problems with his marriage, as he has never been able to communicate well with his wife, who is five feet nine inches tall. The couple split in 2021, with Sultan citing the language barrier as a reason for the breakup.
In 2022, he almost lost his crown to a man from Ghana, who measured a massive 9 feet 6 inches. But the man’s claim was later discredited, and Kosen held on to his title.
He’s a part-time farmer in a remote village in Turkey, and he has tried to find the right woman to share his life with. He even traveled to Russia looking for his perfect match.
But the tall Turkish farmer has found it difficult to find a beautiful Russian lady who can love him for the man that he is. He divorced his first wife in 2021, citing a language barrier as a major reason for the breakup.
Rumeysa Gelgi, a Turkish advocate and researcher, is the world’s tallest person with a height of 215.16 cm. She is also the tallest woman in the world and has broken several records, including having the longest hands on a female, the largest hands, the longest fingers, and the longest back.
She is also an advocate for women’s rights and body positivity. She uses her platform to educate people about rare diseases and conditions.
Her condition, Weaver Syndrome (WS), is a rare genetic disorder that causes accelerated growth and other abnormalities related to skeletal maturation. The disorder is three times more prevalent in men than women.
The condition affects the growth rate and skeletal structure of the fetus at birth, as well as the development of limbs and bones. It can cause the patient to have an atypical face and large hands and feet, among other issues.
It is said that WS is caused by a genetic mutation in the EZH2 gene, which controls many aspects of a person’s genetic function. It can also lead to a hoarse voice and distinctive physical differences in the face and feet.
Weaver Syndrome is a rare condition that affects children in their early years, and can be diagnosed at a prenatal stage. Symptoms can include a large birth size, accelerated growth and other irregularities in skeletal maturation, according to the Guinness World Records website.
WS is also known as “tall-to-women’s syndrome.” The condition can be hard on a child’s development and can result in problems such as large feet and weak muscles. As a result, the child may have trouble walking as they grow older and often use a wheelchair or walker to get around.
Although her condition is challenging, it hasn’t stopped her from living a normal life and enjoying the company of her family. She also loves to travel and explore new places, especially when she’s able to do it on a plane, which she did for the first time in 2018.
She was diagnosed with WS at birth and has been undergoing treatment since she was five years old. She went through a lot of physiotherapy and eventually learned to walk with the aid of a walker. She is also an advocate for children with WS and uses her platform to spread awareness about the condition.
On February 22, 1918, Addie Wadlow gave birth to an 8.7-pound baby boy in Alton, Illinois. He soon grew at an incredible rate.
Robert Pershing Wadlow was born with an abnormally high pituitary gland that produced a lot of human growth hormone. This triggered his rapid growth and it was later discovered that this was the cause of his height.
He became famous for his size and began a career in advertising, working as a spokesman for a shoe company. He traveled across the country on a promotional tour and was able to obtain shoes for free because of his size.
After his appearance with the Ringling Brothers Circus in 1937, he was a local celebrity in Alton and then went on to become a national celebrity. He spent six weeks touring with the circus and made many appearances in schools, theaters and lecture halls.
At his height of 8 feet, he was the tallest man in the world. He was nicknamed the “Alton Giant” and the “Gentle Giant” by the press.
In 1938, he was invited to visit Elko, Nevada and stayed at the Commercial Hotel on the south side of town. The staff were friendly and did not mind accommodating him.
He stayed at the hotel for one night and left with memories of the comfortable accommodations that they offered to him. He returned to Elko a few months later and again visited the hotel.
While there he met William Duncan, a fellow giant who was also visiting the area on a promotional tour with a shoe company. They walked outside together and took a photo.
The photo, scanned from the newspaper files at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, shows the two giants standing next to each other. The image is now available on a CD that you can purchase at the website below.
He reached his incredible height of 8 feet, 11.1 inches, and he weighed 490 pounds at the time of his death. However, he lived a tragic life, plagued with injury that caused his joints and feet to break down.
Thailand is home to the tallest person in the world – and he isn’t the NBA’s Manute Bol or Yao Ming. A man named Pornchai Saosri, 24, has topped 2.57 meters of human height – and he’s still young.
He was measured last month at the Prasat District Office when he needed his ID card renewed and came out at an astonishing 257 centimeters, or 8 feet, 5 inches. That’s more than twice the official Guinness record holder Sultan Kosen from Turkey, who is 8 feet 3 inches.
Mr Saosri weighed in at 225 kilograms, and was measured while sitting up, according to the Bangkok Post. He’s believed to have been measuring at 8 feet 8 inches, or 269 centimeters, at one point, but he was never given an official title.
Pornchai Saosri was reportedly treated at the Prasat Hospital for eight days before being released and taken back home. He was confined to his bed and tended to by his parents, Saran, 60, and Ms Wern, 56, and their 15-year-old granddaughter.
After a story about Pornchai’s unusual height and illness was reported by the media, people across the country sent donations to a bank account opened for such purposes. Mrs Woen, whose son died yesterday morning, said that she had spent some of the money on redeeming her house, which she had previously mortgaged to pay for Pornchai’s medical bills.
The most expensive of all, however, was a mobile phone that he used to communicate with friends and family while he was bedridden. He also had a computer and a television that he used for entertainment.
It’s not surprising then, that Mr Saosri was unable to stand up or walk on his own, as he had a number of illnesses and high blood pressure. He was also prone to slipping on the stairs, but he was a gentle giant who wore a red suit and smiled whenever he was interviewed.
Mr Saosri was reportedly cared for at his home in Ban Takaeo village, Prasat province, by his parents and 15-year-old granddaughter until he died this week. He sadly passed away in the early hours of Monday morning after years of suffering from illnesses related to his height.