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2014-08-27 08:05:31 PM  
Over 8 feet tall and still about seven inches short - literally - of the record. Damn.
 
2014-08-27 08:07:42 PM  
The tallest officially recorded person in history was Robert Wadlow of the United States, who was 2.72m tall at the time of his death at the age of 22 in 1940.

I read that in the 1968 Guiness book. Same guy still has the record. Of course, when I read about it, he was 8 feet 11 inches.
 
2014-08-27 09:10:03 PM  
I'd suspect the second place guy of foul play.  They're very competitive and will go to great lengths
 
2014-08-27 09:26:40 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: I'd suspect the second place guy of foul play.  They're very competitive and will go to great lengths


You telling tall tales?
 
2014-08-27 10:07:45 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: I_Am_Weasel: I'd suspect the second place guy of foul play.  They're very competitive and will go to great lengths

You telling tall tales?


Yes, sorry, that was quite a reach wasn't it?
 
2014-08-27 10:08:33 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: I'd suspect the second place guy of foul play.  They're very competitive and will go to great lengths


That's a bit of a stretch isn't it?
 
2014-08-27 10:12:10 PM  

Kevin72: The tallest officially recorded person in history was Robert Wadlow of the United States, who was 2.72m tall at the time of his death at the age of 22 in 1940.

I read that in the 1968 Guiness book. Same guy still has the record. Of course, when I read about it, he was 8 feet 11 inches.


Using the metric system takes the oomph out of it
 
2014-08-27 10:12:26 PM  
8.46 million more and I'm golden!
 
2014-08-27 10:13:03 PM  

Prey4reign: I_Am_Weasel: I'd suspect the second place guy of foul play.  They're very competitive and will go to great lengths

That's a bit of a stretch isn't it?


It was.  Fortunately tall people have a good sense of humor and they're never short with me.
 
2014-08-27 10:13:19 PM  
Having an abnormally long schlong, I can relate
 
2014-08-27 10:16:55 PM  

RabbiSheepshanker: Having an abnormally long schlong, I can relate


And skinny as a #2 pencil.
 
2014-08-27 10:18:05 PM  
Stadnyk's abnormal growth started when he was 14. A benign tumour in his brain caused a gland to continually secrete growth hormones.

I knew a guy who got a tumor on his pituitary gland, and he started growing and growing. Luckily a doctor managed to get it off when he was 14, and he stopped at 6' 9". Still plenty tall, and people stared. He said that he didn't know when he would have stopped if he hadn't had the operation. He was self-conscious about his height, but said that he'd just learned to ignore the stares.

I saw a guy at my college who was 7' 4". Basketball player, of course. He'd been imported from Africa somewhere to play for the team. Damn freaky-looking.
 
2014-08-27 10:19:06 PM  
              ALL TALL PEOPLE MUST DIE!!
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2014-08-27 10:20:42 PM  

Big Ramifications: ALL TALL PEOPLE MUST DIE!!
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He was killed by a bite from Clock Spider.
 
2014-08-27 10:26:27 PM  
He was 8'4"  in case you don't want to do the math
 
2014-08-27 10:26:32 PM  

cryinoutloud: Stadnyk's abnormal growth started when he was 14. A benign tumour in his brain caused a gland to continually secrete growth hormones.

I knew a guy who got a tumor on his pituitary gland, and he started growing and growing. Luckily a doctor managed to get it off when he was 14, and he stopped at 6' 9". Still plenty tall, and people stared. He said that he didn't know when he would have stopped if he hadn't had the operation. He was self-conscious about his height, but said that he'd just learned to ignore the stares.

I saw a guy at my college who was 7' 4". Basketball player, of course. He'd been imported from Africa somewhere to play for the team. Damn freaky-looking.


I was sitting outside of a stadium when I was about 14 and saw Manute Bol (sp?) walk by. I think he was 7'9". My mind could not comprehend what I was looking at.
 
2014-08-27 10:29:23 PM  
Of course I'm 6'...*puts on sunglasses*...8".
 
2014-08-27 10:34:36 PM  

Kevin72: The tallest officially recorded person in history was Robert Wadlow of the United States, who was 2.72m tall at the time of his death at the age of 22 in 1940.

I read that in the 1968 Guiness book. Same guy still has the record. Of course, when I read about it, he was 8 feet 11 inches.


Freaky thing is that he was still growing, all out-of-control-like.  o_O

/guiness books were fun shiat
 
2014-08-27 10:39:15 PM  
 
2014-08-27 10:40:17 PM  
Oh, the puny puns. Grow up!
 
2014-08-27 10:44:30 PM  

TheOther: Big Ramifications: ALL TALL PEOPLE MUST DIE!!
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He was killed by a bite from Clock Spider.


Nice! I'm from Clock Spider country, so I got a kick out of your reply ["huntsman spider" FWIW - scary, but harmless].
 
2014-08-27 10:45:48 PM  
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Not exactly subtle, is she?
 
2014-08-27 10:47:14 PM  
It's highly unfitting to mock a man of his stature.
 
2014-08-27 10:47:26 PM  

8 inches: cryinoutloud: Stadnyk's abnormal growth started when he was 14. A benign tumour in his brain caused a gland to continually secrete growth hormones.

I knew a guy who got a tumor on his pituitary gland, and he started growing and growing. Luckily a doctor managed to get it off when he was 14, and he stopped at 6' 9". Still plenty tall, and people stared. He said that he didn't know when he would have stopped if he hadn't had the operation. He was self-conscious about his height, but said that he'd just learned to ignore the stares.

I saw a guy at my college who was 7' 4". Basketball player, of course. He'd been imported from Africa somewhere to play for the team. Damn freaky-looking.

I was sitting outside of a stadium when I was about 14 and saw Manute Bol (sp?) walk by. I think he was 7'9". My mind could not comprehend what I was looking at.


Keep it in the circus, Maunut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqYOkwS5NlE
 
2014-08-27 10:47:39 PM  
I remember seeing Andre the Giant when I was little. He was freaking huge.
 
2014-08-27 10:49:17 PM  

Big Ramifications: ALL TALL PEOPLE MUST DIE!!
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That's just unconscious knowledge

/got nothin'
 
2014-08-27 10:51:50 PM  
Guy should have done some midget porn.
 
2014-08-27 10:53:29 PM  

Big Ramifications: 8 inches: cryinoutloud: Stadnyk's abnormal growth started when he was 14. A benign tumour in his brain caused a gland to continually secrete growth hormones.

I knew a guy who got a tumor on his pituitary gland, and he started growing and growing. Luckily a doctor managed to get it off when he was 14, and he stopped at 6' 9". Still plenty tall, and people stared. He said that he didn't know when he would have stopped if he hadn't had the operation. He was self-conscious about his height, but said that he'd just learned to ignore the stares.

I saw a guy at my college who was 7' 4". Basketball player, of course. He'd been imported from Africa somewhere to play for the team. Damn freaky-looking.

I was sitting outside of a stadium when I was about 14 and saw Manute Bol (sp?) walk by. I think he was 7'9". My mind could not comprehend what I was looking at.

Keep it in the circus, Maunut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqYOkwS5NlE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45czWPhWQOI  This is the only Manute video worth watching
 
2014-08-27 10:54:12 PM  

Big Ramifications: ALL TALL PEOPLE MUST DIE!!
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If he let loose with a Force Five Pants Buster, that poor kid would be evaporated.
 
2014-08-27 11:16:33 PM  

decloaked lurker: I remember seeing Andre the Giant when I was little. He was freaking huge.


A girl I went to high school with mom used to date him...
 
2014-08-27 11:27:30 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: I'd suspect the second place guy of foul play.  They're very competitive and will go to great lengths


He was Ukrainian. Better check his blood for polonium.
 
2014-08-27 11:39:05 PM  
The poor bastard. Maybe if he was born in a first world country, we could have operated on that tumor.

/or be born in a 3rd world country that charities care about
//Ukraine is not one of those 3rd world countries
///I could not imagine his life, rest in peace brother
 
2014-08-27 11:43:08 PM  

theflatline: decloaked lurker: I remember seeing Andre the Giant when I was little. He was freaking huge.

A girl I went to high school with mom used to date him...


How does your mom going to high school with you got anything to do with the girl who dated Andre the Giant?
 
2014-08-27 11:50:55 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: theflatline: decloaked lurker: I remember seeing Andre the Giant when I was little. He was freaking huge.

A girl I went to high school with mom used to date him...

How does your mom going to high school with you got anything to do with the girl who dated Andre the Giant?


The Giant I went to dated her with mom used to school me.
 
2014-08-28 12:15:14 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: theflatline: decloaked lurker: I remember seeing Andre the Giant when I was little. He was freaking huge.

A girl I went to high school with mom used to date him...

How does your mom going to high school with you got anything to do with the girl who dated Andre the Giant?


typo, i went to high school with a girl whos mom dated him.  we used to tease her about it all the time.

but the mom was hot and did walk around the house naked and encourage her daughters to as well.
 
2014-08-28 12:39:50 AM  
My cousin PJ is 6'10. Two brothers I went to school with were 6'11", and 7'1". There was a mentally disabled girl that would chase the taller one down the hallway and pinch his butt daily. Hilarious. /Seen their father carry a full size refrigerator down their front porch steps, and to the road with no cart. Friggin monster
 
2014-08-28 01:16:07 AM  

reubendaley: [img.fark.net image 640x960]

Not exactly subtle, is she?


I lol'd heartily, kudos.
 
2014-08-28 02:49:48 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: theflatline: decloaked lurker: I remember seeing Andre the Giant when I was little. He was freaking huge.

A girl I went to high school with mom used to date him...

How does your mom going to high school with you got anything to do with the girl who dated Andre the Giant?


Remember when she was a senior and we were freshmen and asked her to the prom?
 
2014-08-28 03:16:05 AM  
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Jeez, thanks for telling us which one of them it is, idiots.
 
2014-08-28 06:36:03 AM  

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Jesus, that giant was.... giant.  I can't imagine the size of the deuces that guy must've dropped.
 
2014-08-28 07:45:40 AM  

TheOther: Big Ramifications: ALL TALL PEOPLE MUST DIE!!
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He was killed by a bite from Clock Spider.


not far from the truth actually, he died from a staff infection. he got it because some set of townspeople somewhere had gifted him with a pocket watch. that pocket watch had actually been public clock that had been mounted on a pole. the "watch" rubbed and a braised his skin, then got infected.
 
2014-08-28 07:47:30 AM  

theflatline: SuperNinjaToad: theflatline: decloaked lurker: I remember seeing Andre the Giant when I was little. He was freaking huge.

A girl I went to high school with mom used to date him...

How does your mom going to high school with you got anything to do with the girl who dated Andre the Giant?

typo, i went to high school with a girl whos mom dated him.  we used to tease her about it all the time.

but the mom was hot and did walk around the house naked and encourage her daughters to as well.


I'm surprised she could still walk.
 
2014-08-28 09:20:35 AM  
If the world's shortest man dies, does the world's second-shortest man move down to first place?
 
2014-08-28 10:05:10 AM  
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RIP Minute Bowl
 
2014-08-28 11:36:15 AM  
"He never married although villagers said he was kind and sympathetic."

The world's tallest man wasn't able to find a wife?

If he was proportional to an average man everywhere, he would have been about 9" long and 7" thick.
 
2014-08-28 06:53:50 PM  
Tall guy lines from my life as a 6'6" man.  I made these up, I swear, but I leave them here for the greater good....

"Wow! Are you ever tall!?!"  "No, I'm always tall."

"Hey, how's the weather up there?"  "Fine, how is it down by my ass?"

"Hey, do you play basketball?"  "No, are you a jockey?"
 
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