12 Tall People Who Amazed the World
It is well-known that the average height of people grows every year. Now the “tallest” country in the world is the Netherlands. People’s average height there is 1.838 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in). But there are people who can be much taller than this and it amazes us.
At Bright Side we found 12 incredible people who are very hard to forget. And they look like real superheroes.
Leonid Stadnyk: 8 ft 5 in (257 cm)
Stadnyk began to grow intensely after a brain surgery he had when he was 13. A gland tumor caused a hyper-secretion of growth hormones. He refused to be measured and never showed interest in being in the Guinness Book of World Records. His height was eventually recorded by the Ukrainian Book of Records.
Denis Cyplenkov: wrist of 23.5 cm
This man is impressive. Denis Cyplenkov is an arm wrestler and an undisputed champion of the World Cup of professionals in the Nemiroff World Cup. His hands are not just incredibly strong, but they’re also huge. Just his wrist is 23.5 cm.
Sultan Kösen: 8 ft 2.82 in (251 cm)
Sultan Kösen is known as one of the tallest men in the history. He considers his height to be an adventure and a big bonus to help his family with domestic tasks. But it is very difficult to find a suitable clothing size. And no wonder! His legs are 126 cm (49.61 in) and his sleeve length is 97 cm (38.19 in).
Margo Dydek: 7 ft 2 in (201 cm)
Margo Dydek got her height from her parents. Her father was 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and her mother was 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m). It is also not a surprise that she became a basketball player.
Brahim Takioullah: 8 ft 1 in (246 cm)
Brahim Takioullah is a Moroccan man who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest feet. Just imagine, his left foot is 38.1 cm, and his right is 37.5 cm. It’s amazing! His orthopedic podiatrist created a special pair of shoes for him that can support his weight.
Caroline Welz: 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Caroline is considered to be the tallest woman in Germany. She was working as a model under the name Caro. Her height is 206 cm and weight is 117 kg.
Robert Wadlow: 8 ft 11.1 in (272 cm)
This is Robert Wadlow and his father. This man was found to be the tallest in our history. He reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m). His height was because of a hyperplasia that produces an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. It’s hard to imagine now, but Wadlow weighed 439 lbs (199 kg).
Olivier Righters: 7 ft 2 in (218 cm)
We know that Dutchmen can be tall, but this guy is definitely above average. Olivier Righters is not just a bodybuilder, but one of the tallest actors. At the age of 29, he weighs 190 kg and looks like he can bend a car.
Amazon Eve: 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Her real name is Erika Ervin and she is known as an American model, fitness trainer, and actress. Once she realized that she couldn’t work in an office and was tired of her weight. Eve started to work on her body and became a Super Woman and an example of a healthy lifestyle for many people.
Broc Brown: 8 ft 2 in (233 cm)
Broc Brown is considered to be one of the tallest teenagers nowadays. His gained his height due to a genetic disorder called Sotos Syndrome. This syndrome is very rare and effects cerebral gigantism. Despite the disease, Broc stays optimistic and his heart is as big as he is.
Ekaterina Gamova: 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
She is amazing, beautiful, and tall. Ekaterina Gamova is a retired Russian volleyball player. Her height of 6 ft 9 in makes her one of the tallest female athletes in the world. Some people know her as the “Queen of Volleyball” for the way she played the game.
Yekaterina Lisina: 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
This girl is fantastic. Yekaterina is the owner of world’s longest legs among women. Their length is 132.8 cm (52.2 in). She was also a Russian basketball player and took part in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where her team won the bronze medal.
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