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    Guinness World Records unveils New Tallest Man! Sultan Kosen

    Guinness World Records unveils New Tallest Man! Sultan Kosen
    Sultan Kösen
    Sultan Kösen is a Turkish man who is the current record holder of the tallest living man in the world as recognised by Guinness World Records.

    Born and raised near Mardin, Turkey, Kösen's growth as a child was normal until the age of ten when he was diagnosed with pituitary gigantism after doctors discovered a tumor behind his eyes. The tumor had put excess pressure on his pituitary gland and caused his extreme growth. He underwent a series of surgeries and his growth continued until the tumour was removed in 2008. His condition has caused other medical problems. Kosen suffers stress on his knees that necessitates the use of walking canes for most activities.


     


    Kösen lives with his parents, three brothers and sister, who are all normal sized. He was unable to complete his schooling because of his height and works part-time as a farmer.Despite his height he claims to enjoy a normal lifestyle and enjoys playing computer games with his friends.He describes the advantages of being tall as seeing from great distance, being able to help out his family with domestic jobs such as changing light bulbs and hanging curtains. He lists disadvantages as not being able to find clothes or shoes that fit or finding it extremely hard to fit into a regular size car.

    When asked what his hopes are after being officially given the title he said: "To travel and see the world and have a car that accommodates my size! My biggest dream though, is to get married and have children - I'm looking for love."
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    Kösen's height was recorded at 2.47 m (8 ft 1.2 in) in his home country by Guinness World Records, at August 25, 2009, overtaking former world record holder Bao Xishun who stands 2.36 m (7 ft 8.9 in) tall. Kösen is also the current Guinness World Record holder of 'largest hands', and 'largest feet', measuring 27.5 cm and 36.5 cm respectively.[1]
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    Bao Xishun Tallest Person
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