Aug 8, 2007

Ukrainian Man Tallest in World


Insert Chernobyl joke here.

YahooNews: A Ukrainian man is the tallest person in the world at 8'5", overshadowing a Chinese man who previously held the title, Guinness World Records said Wednesday. Leonid Stadnik, a 37-yr-old former veterinarian, is 8 in. taller than the former titleholder, China's Bao Xishun, who measured 7'9".

Stadnik's growth spurt started at age 14 after a brain operation apparently stimulated his pituitary gland, which produces the human growth hormone. He lives with his mother, Halyna, in NW Ukraine, taking care of the family's house and garden.

According to Guiness, the tallest man in medical history was Illinois native Robert Pershing Wadlow, who was 8 feet 11 inches and died in 1940 at the age of 22.

1 comment:

Vika said...

There was this guy who had some radiation exposure at Chernobyl, see....

No, can't do it. It's too easy.