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bantx
08-09-2007, 01:14 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070808/ap_on_re_eu/ukraine_tallest_man_2

A Ukrainian man is the tallest person in the world at 8 feet 5 inches, overshadowing a Chinese man who previously held the title, Guinness World Records said Wednesday.

where has he been hiding

Fitzgerald11
08-09-2007, 01:15 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070808/ap_on_re_eu/ukraine_tallest_man_2



where has he been hiding

In your closet.

trkaline
08-09-2007, 01:23 AM
He's been workin as the National Flag pole of Ukraine outside the Prime Ministers palace for years.....

jbeans187
08-09-2007, 01:50 AM
I stood next to a life size cardboard cut out of yao ming and was amazed, and this guy is a foot taller. WOW

BigDawg819
08-09-2007, 02:21 AM
And he's not on the Ukrainian basketball team why?

trkaline
08-09-2007, 02:36 AM
He's probably so tall he lacks the coordination and conditioning to play ball....He can hold the backboard....

yo123
08-09-2007, 02:51 AM
haha i love how whenever there is a conversation about extremely tall people everyone just assumes he should be a great basketball player...

Brodeur
08-09-2007, 02:54 AM
And he's not on the Ukrainian basketball team why?

Because Slava Medvedenko would make him bow down to the greatness of Slava.

trkaline
08-09-2007, 02:57 AM
Size does not always mean good basketball player but, good basketball player usually means size not in every case but most so, hence the legend of tall people are always good basketball players, it's kinda like the myth if your huge then you can fight i've seen a few big people get handled no resistance...

BrownsTown
08-09-2007, 09:51 AM
Usually people this tall die very early in their life because the heart has to overwork itself circulating the blood, I'd hate to be that tall.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
08-09-2007, 10:22 AM
Yeah, and that's why he won't play basketball. Running up and down the court would kill him.

Mr. Stiller
08-09-2007, 12:50 PM
Yeah, and that's why he won't play basketball. Running up and down the court would kill him.

Not to mention the joints. I'm sure having 8' 5" of bones when running around could end up tearing something.

I knew a kid that had a disease which made him keep growing. .he was like 6'11.. Could never play basketball, most uncoordinated kid I ever met. He had trouble walking, I'd of hated to see him on the court.

Turtlepower
08-09-2007, 12:55 PM
I think the world's tallest man deserves the world's tallest ox.

PackerLegend
08-09-2007, 12:56 PM
Stadnik's growth spurt started at age 14 after a brain operation apparently stimulated his pituitary gland, which produces the human growth hormone.

well thats wierd i guess

SeanTaylorRIP
08-09-2007, 01:03 PM
well thats wierd i guess

Almost all people with freakish height are due to sicknesses in the Pituiritary gland.

Addict
08-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Almost all people with freakish height are due to sicknesses in the Pituiritary gland.

yeah, since it regulates height and all that... the guys feet are huge though, 43 centimeters... that'd be about 17 inches.... sick

ATLDirtyBirds
08-09-2007, 01:51 PM
Not to mention the joints. I'm sure having 8' 5" of bones when running around could end up tearing something.

I knew a kid that had a disease which made him keep growing. .he was like 6'11.. Could never play basketball, most uncoordinated kid I ever met. He had trouble walking, I'd of hated to see him on the court.


Yeah, I knew this one kid who was 7'0 at 16, but he could barely walk right, he was always stumbling over himself and what not.

SeanTaylorRIP
08-09-2007, 01:55 PM
Sultan Kosen is a 22 year old playing in Turkey, he is 8-1" but not much of a player.

TitleTown088
08-09-2007, 02:21 PM
I'm taller than him laying on my back...

Addict
08-09-2007, 02:23 PM
Sultan Kosen is a 22 year old playing in Turkey, he is 8-1" but not much of a player.

nice first name tho

gbpackers0065
08-09-2007, 03:43 PM
Many of you are correct about the negative health effects that goes along with being tall. I am 6'9", 25 years old and I've already had 2 knee surgeries and a heart condition.

mcdlaxbonz13
08-10-2007, 10:26 PM
I have kne problems as well because i grew a foot and a half in 3 months

HoopsDemon12
08-10-2007, 10:28 PM
Many of you are correct about the negative health effects that goes along with being tall. I am 6'9", 25 years old and I've already had 2 knee surgeries and a heart condition.

ya my freind is 6'7... im not sure if he has anyhting form it yet

KILLERSANTA
08-10-2007, 10:29 PM
I'm taller than him laying on my back...

You beat me to it... :(

BigDawg819
08-10-2007, 10:35 PM
haha i love how whenever there is a conversation about extremely tall people everyone just assumes he should be a great basketball player...

Of course, he's over 8 foot! Stand at the basket and block shots.