Tallest Man in the World: Sultan Kösen - New Record! - Guinness World Records

London received a striking visitor today as the worlds newly-crowned tallest man, Turkey's Sultan Kösen (26) who measures a staggering 8 ft 1 in (246.5 cm), toured the city in celebration of the launch of Guinness World Records 2010 edition (published 17th of September). Earlier this year, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, travelled to Turkey to personally validate the claim of Kösen under strict Guinness World Records guidelines, which stipulate that the claimant must be measured three times in one day. The average of the measurements is the definitive height as it is medically proven that the body expands and shrinks throughout the day. To Glendays surprise, he discovered that Kösen also has the worlds largest hands and largest feet measuring 27.5 cm and 36.5 cm, respectively, making him a triple record holder. Kösen is also the first person in more than a decade to officially measure over 8 ft in height. He takes the record title from Chinas Bao Xi Shun (7 ft 8.95 in), after Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyks (8 ft 5.5 in) claim to the title was discredited in 2008 when he refused to be independently measured. Glenday said: We only know of 10 confirmed or reliable cases in history of humans reaching 8 ft or more. Sultans an imposing figure, but a gentle, quiet man whos totally relaxed and unfazed about his unique standing in the world. Its a pleasure to welcome him into the Guinness World Records family and celebrate his mark as one of the most important record holders of this decade. LIKE us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GuinnessWorldRecords FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gwrnews Find out more: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ Visit our museums: http://www.ripleys.com/corporate/brands/guinness-world-records-museums/


  1. He looks like Leroy from bo2
  2. I wonder why the tallest people need crutches to walk around.
  3. sometimes you read the subtitles. (Hep bizmi altyazı okuyacağız birazda siz okuyun :) )
  4. great
  5. Who's more taller. Sultan kosen or Xi shun
  6. in holloween,he can customize as a slenderman lol.
  7. slender is Real
  8. In the balls
  9. If he gets in a fight with someone the other person can just hit him
  10. As Bayraklari A S A S AS
  11. D
  12. The translation is completely wrong hahahahah
  13. when 240p was the only option...
  14. I met the tallest man!!
  15. face this guy in a game of basketball lmao
  16. Atleast he's over 5'9
  17. hey what about robert parshing wadlow 8'11.1 are you idiots?
  18. slenderman is real
  19. this man Kurdish from KURDISTAN
  20. In the Bible, the tallest man was Goliath at "six cubits and a span", which, depending on whose conversion you believe, puts him somewhere between nine and a half and 11ft tall

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Duration: 2m 27s

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