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The World's Tallest Man

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Monday, September 21, 2009

The World's Tallest Man


If you think you are tall, perhaps you're short compared to the world's tallest man. The "Today Show" had Sultan Kosen, the world's tallest man on their show this morning with the Guinness Book of World's Records to present him a plaque as the "worldest tallest man." Standing at 8'1" tall, Sultan lives in a small town in Turkey.
He was diagnosed with an overactive pituitary gland condition that caused him to grow uncontrollably. Sultan had a tumor on his eye that was putting pressure on his pituitary gland. The tumor has now been removed.
Sultan says, “Up until now, I’ve really had a difficult life, but I’m happy. From now, I’m really going to have it a lot easier.”
You can read the entire transcipt here. We wish Sultan well on his world tour!

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