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Elmore Furth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:57 AM
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8'1'' Turk Takes Title of World's Tallest Man
Actress Sigourney Weaver was so tall and imposing as a teenager she often found it hard to get a date. She says, "I scared almost every guy away because I was too much for them to deal with because I was a good student and I wasn't naive about guys and sex. So it took me a while before I met a man who could handle my size and my so-called feminist attitude way back in the Seventies."

Sounds like Sultan has a common problem of a giant man looking for giant women.

"I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women."
Man in Black, Princess Bride (1987)






A towering Turk was officially crowned the world's tallest man Thursday after his Ukrainian rival dropped out of the running by refusing to be measured.

Guinness World Records said that 8 foot 1 inch (2.47 meter) Sultan Kosen, from the town of Mardin in eastern Turkey, is now officially the tallest man walking the planet. Although the previous record holder, Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk, reportedly measured 8 feet 5.5 inches (2.57 meters), Guinness said he was stripped of his title when he declined to let anyone confirm his height.

Kosen, 27, told reporters in London that he was looking forward to parlaying his newfound status into a chance at love.

Kosen is one of only 10 confirmed or reliably reported cases in which humans have grown past the eight foot (2.44 meter) mark, according to Guinness.

8'1'' Turk Takes Title of World's Tallest Man
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:05 AM
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1. He could be a billionaire in the NBA.
He doesn't need any skills or athletic ability. "Kosen, go stand in front of the hoop and put your arms up."

Jesus, that's tall.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:08 AM
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2. basketball is surprisingly popular there
but all tall people are so sick of those comments, trust me! :rofl:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:13 AM
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3. I don't normally
suggest the "hey, you're tall so you should play basketball" but with a rim at 10' and him being 8' plus with at least a couple feet of arm reach, it would just be like taking the rim down altogether.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:56 AM
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4. He's no Robert Wadlow.
Nor, do I think he would want to be.
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