tallest man

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    I thought I had it bad when people say I'm tall (6 ft, only 15 years onld), but this guy...cool....
    There must be something genetically wrong with him...at least it's not 'desease'
     
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    Poor guy, it sounds like this has been a huge burden for him. Hopefully he'll be able to parlay this media attention into something.
     
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    8' 4" that is what I call tall. At 33 years old, I little puzzled by the statement saying that he is still growing. Normal growth ends at 21 yo. I wonder if they have tested his hormone levels and done an x-ray to see his his epiphysis is till active? epiphysis (ee-PIF-uh-sis) the end part of a long bone separated by the growth plate from the longer shaft - a center of ossification.

    Hopefully the notoriety he's getting will assist him to live a better life. Just having the correct clothing is a big item, but also a bed and chair. My main fear would be that he doesn't become a circus type of freak, putting on display. I pray that we have grown past that type of activity.
     
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    Next NBA center

    If his health isn't to bad it sounds like he is a good candidate for the NBA. Then he wouldn't have any problems with money, and people would love to see him dunk over and block Shaq and others :)
     
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    Regardless of his size, this dude sounds deprressed!

    He SHOULD capitalize on his size in Hollywood just so he can buy some damned shoes and take care of his mother!

    Sad article.
     
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    I don't think he'd be able to play - he has a hard time walking as it is....

    He should do something why he's able to at least get something out of his being so tall....sad story.

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    Personally, I think that everyone should send him $5. He diserves more, and it is not like welfare, because it is not his fault. He could certainly use the money, and $5 is not much of a burden.

    TEG
     
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    abe lincoln was like that also.....he kept growing..if he would not have been shot they said he would have been one of the tallest. it is a genetic disorder of the puitartray gland (sp)
     
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    I don't think so. Lincoln was only 6'4".

    The guy in this story had had pituitary surgery in his teens which caused this (they theorize) Its kinda sad that he has to go through this. He has only a decade or so to go until his heart can't keep up with his size. That is what happened to the last guy like this.
     
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    Continued growth after puberty is probably something like acromeglia - Andre the Giant (the wrestler) had it. Your extremities continue to grow, but in most cases it stops eventually.

    I can't imagine this guy is ever really comfortable - very sad...

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    'Go away or I'll call the Brute Squad'
    'I'm on the Brute Squad'
    'You ARE the Brute Squad' :p

    Wasn't Andre great?
     
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    Probably the greatest actor to come out of the WWF.

    :)
     
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    What an existence. Perhaps someone will sponsor him and get him to the west where he can enjoy life a bit. Being barraged by the media is better than dying a slow death in the middle of nowhere.
    At age 14 I was 6'4", and I can remember having pants made (29" waist!), NEVER finding shoes (At 14 I had size 13, now 16) and all that. But what most bothered me was I was not seen as "normal", and my entire existence during those years was summed up by the phrase "How's the weather up there?" and other mind-numbing cliches.
    Thank GOD I'm nearing 50 years old, because now I'm going backwards! By 2023 I should be normal.
     
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    I was that size at that age but I was 230. I've spent a decade and a half looking like I was in my mid 20s.
     
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    I was 6' 7" when I was 17 also. My growth pattern stopped at 18 6' 8". I also have been called a gentle giant by many.

    I hope that he will find joy is life.

    Les, I also got ask "How is the weather up there?" Actually for me the more common question, "Do you play basketball?"
     
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    When I tried your link on the "Angelfire" icon was visible at the top left. I think that 5' 11" is a nice height for a female. My wife is 6' 1" her whole family is tall. Be proud of your height! ;)

    I hope that you can fix the link, would like to see your picture! :)
     
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    At work we have a shared secretary who is 6'1.

    I saw the picture. She is lying in bed and the feet are cut off.

    To see the picture type in the url sans picture name. Then go to the picture.
     
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    I guess you have to copy the link and paste it into your Internet browser. Anyways, this is the link to copy and paste: http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/eternally/snooziums.jpg

    I know that there are some other tall females, however they are still a bit rare, so I still feel tall. I am taller than over 3/4 of the males that I know or see. *sigh*

    However, people of both genders seem to be growing taller these days. 400 years ago the avarage height for Europeans was 4'5" and the high-schoolers these days seem taller then their previous generation.

    So maybe there is hope afterall.

    With love, snooziums.
     
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    crap!!! its amazing some of those ballers havent dropped dead
     
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    Thank you for the link it worked. You are a very nice looking young lady. I'm confident that you will find someone special, just like I did. I didn't meet my wife till I was 24. ;)
     

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