It is a common fact that ladies love tall guys but I bet these ones will be too much for them! If height could actually be shared, I strongly believe these fellows would have been very glad to give out as much inches as possible to whoever cares to have some because they have a lot of centimetres in excess. It has not crossed the minds of a lot of people that human beings could grow to certain extreme heights. So many factors have been discovered to bring about this extreme increase in height, some of which are pituitary gigantism, acromegaly, etc. Check out the incredible heights of the World’s Top 10 tallest men:
1. Sultan Kosen
Height: 8 feet, 3 inches(25.1 m)
Sultan kosen is currently the tallest living person in the world and the sixth tallest person who ever lived. Just like some others on this list, Kosen’s height is due to a pituitary gland tumor. However, unlike others, his growth was successfully stopped by doctors in 2012 following the removal of the tumor affecting his pituitary gland. Sultan first became the world’s tallest living man in 2009, when he measured 246.5 cm (8 ft 1 in) in height. Sultan was never able to finish school because of his extreme height but works occasionally as a farmer to support his family. He describes one of the advantages of being tall as being able to help his mum out with jobs such as changing a broken light bulb and hanging curtains. Disadvantages to his height he said include not being able to find clothes or shoes that fit, or finding it extremely hard to fit into a regular size car. Like every other normal human being, Kosen said he would love to get married and have a family of his own, have a good collection of outfits and as well be happy.
See also: 5 Fattest People in the World Right Now
2. Brahim Takioullah
Height: 8 feet, 1 inch(24.6 m)
Brahim Takioullah is currently the second tallest living person in the world and 10th tallest man that ever lived. He was born in Morocco in 1982. His height is linked to a growth abnormality known as acromegaly. He is also listed in the Guinness World Book of Record as the man with the largest feet on earth (and second man with the largest feet that ever lived after late Robert Wadlow), with his left foot measuring 1ft 3in (38.1 cm) in length, and his right measuring 1ft 2.76. The 33 year old Takioullah lives in Paris and cannot stand up straight in the small flat he shares with his mother. He has difficulty getting into a taxi or the Metro, and can never move around without attracting attention. But he is surprisingly good humored about his condition, ever ready to smile and pose for mobile phone snaps and politely answering questions about his condition, expressing his hopes of curing his problem through a surgery.
3. Morteza Mehrzad
Height: 8 feet, 1 inch(24.6 m)
Just like Morocco’s Brahim Takioullah, Morteza’s problem is that of acromegaly. He was born in 1987 and lives in Chalos in the north of Iran. His unusual growth started at the age of 16, when he was 190 cm tall and fell of his bicycle and injured his pelvis. His right leg had stopped growing at that time. His right leg is about 15 cm shorter than his left leg while his hand was measured at 27 cm long. He is currently the tallest man in Iran with a full stretched height of 8 ft, and an inch.
4. Zhang Juncai
Height: 7 feet, 11.4 inches(24.2 m)
Zhang Juncai is the tallest living Chinese and the 4th tallest living man on earth with a height of 242 cm. Juncai is from Shanxi Province, China. He was verified as China’s tallest man on 23 November 2004. He stands 6 cm (2.4 in) taller than Bao Xishun, 10 cm (3.9 in) shorter than Sultan Kösen and 72 cm (28 in) taller than the average Chinese man.
5. Radhouane Charbib
Height: 7 feet, 9 inches(23.6 m)
Radhouane Charbib belongs to Tunisia and was born on 27th October 1968. Radhouane Charbib was once the tallest man in the world and got his name listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Radhouane Charbib realized at the age of 15 that he is growing pretty faster than any normal human being and at that time he was already 5 feet and 7.4 inches tall. According to Radhouane Charbib, he is very much happy with his height and says that it’s a special gift and he feels very happy when he walks along the street and people stare at him with eyes and mouths wide open.
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