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World's Tallest Man Struggles to Fit In

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 09:25 AM
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World's Tallest Man Struggles to Fit In


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World's Tallest Man Struggles to Fit In

By OLGA BONDARUK –

PODOLYANTSI, Ukraine (AP) — Leonid Stadnik's phenomenal height has forced him to quit a job he loved and to stoop as he moves around his house.

But Stadnik, who Guinness World Records says is the world's tallest human, says his condition has also taught him that there are many kindhearted strangers.

Since his recognition by Ukrainian record keepers four years ago, and by Guinness last year, people from all over Ukraine and
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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 09:25 AM
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Wow, he is over eight feet tall. I bet it is hard to find clothes and shoes...

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posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 04:32 AM
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Wow. From a strictly academic perspective, that's fascinating. A few others have had this condition before, but it's incredibly rare. It is also, unfortunately, ultimately fatal, which is sad, since the impression I got from the article is that this guy is a really nice fellow. If I remember right from what I've read about this kind of thing, these people don't usually make it past 40s or 50s; the body just isn't meant to grow that big, and various health problems creep in.

I'm glad so many people have chipped in to show support for him. I wonder if the NBA would consider drafting him...!



posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 07:33 PM
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I don't think the link is working anymore. I saw it this morning and it worked, but I was going to show it some friends and now it doesn't O_o.

Here's a working link.

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-Will



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