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Docs Halt Growth of World's Tallest Man

Sultan Kosen, 8-feet-3 inches, given medication by UVa. doctors

(Newser) - The world's tallest man may have reached his peak, thanks to treatment by researchers at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Measuring at 8-feet-3 inches, 29-year-old Sultan Kosen of Turkey is listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records at the tallest living man. Kosen visited the university in May... More »

World's Tallest Man Wants to Meet 'Lots of Girls'

Sultan Kosen is more than 8 feet tall

(Newser) - The world's new tallest man, Sultan Kosen, is in it for the chicks. "I want a car that I can fit in, but more than that I want to get married," says the 27-year-old Turk. The 8-foot-1-inch Kosen, who has pituitary gigantism, also nabbed the 2010 Guinness... More »

Tallest, Shortest Men Cross Paths

Inner Mongolia's highest-profile resident shakes countryman's tiny hand

(Newser) - Honeymooning giant Bao Xishun made time yesterday to make history. Bao, the tallest man in the world, shook hands with a fellow Inner Mongolian who's seeking certification as the world's shortest man. Bao, a 7-foot-9 livestock herder who married a 5-foot-6 woman on Thursday, grinned as he was introduced to... More »

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