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posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:54 AM
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if this posted before, please delete:

Giants do exist, and they are still around. wish i had a pic of this guy.

Ukrainian Gulliver: a Huge Man in a Tiny Village
At age 33, Leonid Stadnik wishes he would stop growing.
He's already 8 feet, 4 inches.
Recent measurements show that Stadnik is 2 1/2 inches taller than the late Robert Wadlow, listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest person in history.
Yet for Stadnik, the prospect of becoming the new record-holder would be little comfort.
Stadnik's unusual growth began after a brain operation at age 14, which is believed to have stimulated his pituitary gland. Since then, life just keeps getter harder.




posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 12:57 PM
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I feel sorry for him.
It sounds like he suffers a lot of pain.

Here's a pic of him:


story.news.yahoo.com.../ap/20040417/ap_on_re_eu/ukraine_tallest_man_2



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 01:45 PM
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Poor man that sucks. So its like eh wont stop growing?



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 01:48 PM
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Has already been posted though www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 01:48 PM
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There's a post on this is the medical section, WW, but it looks like you posted it first =)

It was really suck to be so tall, the medical complications would be far reaching, not to mention the pure inconvenience caused by his size.
If he's still growing at his age, i wonder when it will stop.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 02:00 PM
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The medical term;


Definition

Gigantism is an excessive secretion of growth hormone during childhood before the closure of the bone growth plates, which causes overgrowth of the long bones and very tall stature.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of excess growth hormone secretion is most often a pituitary gland tumor. Giantism may also be caused by an underlying medical condition such as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type-1, McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS), neurofibromatosis or Carney complex.

Pituitary tumors are never malignant (cancerous). If excessive secretion of growth hormone occurs after normal bone growth has stopped, the condition is known as acromegaly.

The vertical growth in height that marks this condition is also accompanied by growth in muscles and organs, which makes the child extremely large for his or her age. The disorder can also delay puberty. Gigantism is very rare.



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posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 08:32 PM
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he should join the nba. he could dunk without even really stretching his arm.



posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 10:26 AM
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The old testament in the Bible talks about "giants" or the Nephilim also. This is the account of Moses sending some spies into the Cannaanite territory to see if there is food there, and to see what the people look like there, and to see if they are a weak or strong people. Numbers 13:26They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole community of the Israelites...They gave Moses this account....But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very LARGE....31 All of the people we saw there are of GREAT size.We saw the Nephilim (Descendants of Anak- a reported giant- come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our eyes, and we looked he same to them. Another thing to note, is that the King Og, who was ruler of the Amorites-another reported race of giants, had a tomb that was found later in the new testament, that says his tomb was fit for someone 10-12ft tall!!





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