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Tallest Living Person Is 8'4" Tall, Not Kidding  
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=518&e=2&u=/ap/ukraine_tallest_man


I don't know if any of you can access this story, but there is a Ukranian man who's 8'4" tall, his 400+ pound weight has aggrivated a broken leg, and he has constant knee pain. So far, seems like he's lived a pretty tough life since 17. Anyways, that's the story. For an out-of-work person, suprised Hollywood hasn't gotten his number.

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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

C'mon SST, you posted this story, but didn't include the nude shots. Thanks a lot, now I will be forced to pull it to my already soiled Gheorge Muresan rookie card.

Signed,
KROC



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

I'm the worlds tallest man lying on my back.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

I'm the worlds tallest man lying on my back.

I hear you spend alot of time in that position.  Smile



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

" ... northwestern Zhytomyr region", AKA Chernobyl !


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

8'4"? What a shorty...I'm not impressed!

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Robert Wadlow




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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

" ... northwestern Zhytomyr region", AKA Chernobyl !

Ok, Chernobyl isn't there, I've been to Zhytomyr and to Kiev many times, same with my family.

I guess American's aren't the only ones to NOT know geography.



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2290 times:

" ... northwestern Zhytomyr region", AKA Chernobyl "



User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

OK it's 'region' not the city of Zhytomyr, you know 'Oblast' as in state, province, prefecture etc. You spankers should check a map before mouthing it !

Vafi88 - How do you know I'm not an american ?



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Please speak in International System Units. Nobody knows hom much is 8'4'' (8 minutes 4 seconds ???).

The unit for a length is the meter, you can use the centimeter if you like.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Please speak in International System Units. Nobody knows hom much is 8'4'' (8 minutes 4 seconds ???).

The unit for a length is the meter, you can use the centimeter if you like.


Thanks for bringing this up. I have to agree with you.


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

8'4" is that it. i am 6'2" i was expecting a good 10 foot

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

I thought the world's tallest man was from Pakistan. I remember he is over 8 feet and he actually visited Doha once, very interesting looking up at a guy that big, but also scary. He was at a mall and had trouble fitting into a taxi so he could leave  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

His height in adult language is exactly 2.5 metres for those interested.


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Please speak in International System Units. Nobody knows hom much is 8'4'' (8 minutes 4 seconds ???).

The unit for a length is the meter, you can use the centimeter if you like.





America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I see your Mums been getting your sanitary pads on the cheap again Jcs.


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Please speak in International System Units. Nobody knows hom much is 8'4'' (8 minutes 4 seconds ???).


C'mon, don't BS me, you know what 8'4" approximately comes out to. If not, multiply feet by .3048 to get meters and inches by 2.54 to get centimeters. How'd a fat, dumb, and happy American know that even  Big grin.


User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

He is 248,92 cm  Sleepy
Only about 56 cm taller than I.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12284 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
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QR332, Now you mention it, I saw him at the City Centre Mall a few weeks ago! I wondered what that was all about.

Steve. A mere 6'4" (1.93m for my European colleagues)



Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana!
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

LMAO JCS!!

Anyways yeah it must suck to be that tall but please what a whiny report.


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Vafi88 - How do you know I'm not an american ?

Could quite possibly be that flag by your screen name...  Big thumbs up



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

So JCS17,
considering that you are an ugly American (and proud of it according to your signature) and that I'm 1,83m tall, drink 1/4 liter of beer a day in average (less actually, I'm trying to reduce), and weight 73 kilos today (!), what are in Gallons, Inches and Imperial pounds my age and the length of ... my nose (to stay correct) ?

Can you solve that ?

(P.S.: the size of my shoes is 42 - European scale)


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Sebolino: While I agree...I wish the world would standardize to the metric system you really need to shut it. Because if you had actually bothered to read the article you most undoubtedly would have stumbled across this paragraph: Leonid Stadnik, 2.53 meter (8,3 feet) tall, Ukrainian veterinarian, holds a door as his mother Halyna, left, looks on in the village of Podoliantsy, Ukraine's northwestern Zhytomyr region, 212 kilometers (131.74 miles) west of the capital Kiev, Friday, April 16, 2004. Stadnik, 33, said to be the world's tallest man, is still growing up

How about before calling Americans and Brits stupid because we're using inches and feet on an ENGLISH speaking forum, why don't you read what people are talking about first...if only to expand your knowledge  Insane

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

How about before calling Americans and Brits stupid because we're using inches and feet on an ENGLISH speaking forum


1) Where did I call anybody stupid ??????
2) Where did you put your sense of humour ?
3) Who cares if it's an English speaking forum ?
4) I don't care about the article, I was talking about the thread title.


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

On that one, I agree with Sebolino.

Most of the world uses metric system, so when he asked for a metric conversion, the least would have been not to flame him.
I don't really care to have a height given in ft/in, because I now have an idea what it is, having leaved in the UK (which is ,by the way, using the metric system (officially, if not actually)).

Sebolino, I'll give you the conversion 8'4'' is 2.54m.
I am 6'1", which is roughly 1.85m.

You might want to know that you are also 6"1' (might come handy sometimes as well).

LH423, as I said a few lines above, the official system in UK and in Canada is the metrical system. UK is not using it really, but I think a lot of Canadian have made the transition (cf Gimli glider of course). So the language has nothing to do with the system...

Oh, and I think in Sweden they also use the metrical system  Wink/being sarcastic

707


25 Post contains images UTA_flyingHIGH : It's metric, you crowd BTW Eire has distances in km but spped limits in miles UTA
26 Post contains images MerC : Oh, and I think in Sweden they also use the metrical system Yes, we do !
27 Post contains images SSTjumbo : Wow, the Frenchmen and the Intees are having their way in this thread, props!!! Just kidding, I'm merely having some politically incorrect fun with yo
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