Sultan Kosen: World’s Tallest Man at 8′ 3″

The tallest man in the world for the past 8 years has been Sultan Kosen of Ankara, Turkey. At 8 feet 3 inches, he is one of only 10 known people in history who have passed the 8 foot mark! He also holds the record for the largest hands (11 inches from wrist to tip of middle finger), and previously held the record for largest feet (1 foot 2 inches long).

Sultan’s incredible growth was caused by a growth-hormone-producing pituitary adenoma, a disease we’ll be talking about tomorrow in class.

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