I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
- Jul 19, 2004
- Out of Bounds
scientificamerican.com/blog/ ... 2011-03-29
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(The cited drawing from the photo is provided on the webpage)
Don't talk daft, tall people's hearts/lungs limbs etc are in proportion to their size/weight ... (they better fecking be, or I'm really going to panic about them palpitations ... )
Excellent point. So how did dinosaurs (which we know existed) and had substantially heavier upper bodies, walk without rupturing (say) their knee ligaments ?
But as you point out we do get three foot spider crabs, in the sea where it’s cold and the effect of gravity is lessened.
Chinese teenager breaks Guinness record with 7-foot height
A Chinese boy celebrated his 14th birthday by becoming certified as the world's tallest teenager by Guinness World Records.
Ren Keyu of Leshan, Sichuan Province, was measured at three different times in one day while both standing and lying on the ground in accordance with Guinness requirements, and his official height was recorded as 7 feet, 3.02 inches. ...
Keyu's family said he was seen by multiple doctors when he was younger and none of them could find anything medically amiss about the boy that would explain his unusual height. Keyu said there is likely a hereditary component, as his mother and grandfather are both over 6 feet tall. ...
I was sitting in the audience at a choir when one of the ladies came to speak to friends at the interval. Various people popped up to introduce themselves and then say ‘My, you’re tall.”My first husband was rather tall - technically in the 'giant' category at 6'8" - and even in his 30s was already suffering health problems due to his height related to blood circulation issues and build (sinewy, no extra body fat), he just couldn't put weight on. He used to get fed up of the 'amusing' comments.
America's tallest man ..
Sadly, Igor Vovkovinskiy has passed away at the age of 38.A brave and tough man.
FULL STORY: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021...vkovinskiy-tallest-man-in-america-dies-at-38/Rochester’s Igor Vovkovinskiy, Tallest Man In America, Dies At 38
Igor Vovkovinskiy, known as the tallest man in America and a resident of Rochester, has died, according to a Facebook post from his mother.
Svetlana Vovkovinska said he died Friday night of heart disease. He was 38 years old.
Vovkovinskiy came to Minnesota from Ukraine when he was 7 years old. A tumor in his pituitary gland caused his exceptional height — he stood 7-feet-8-inches tall. ...
Meet Malee, the world's tallest teen... and even at 6ft 10in she could still be growing
... Towering head and shoulders above her parents, this giant teenager is the tallest in the world at a whopping 6ft 10 in and she could still be growing.
Weighing in at 20.5 stone, Malee Duangdee from eastern Thailand knew she was different from a young age, growing much faster than her school friends. ...
Malee was officially recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest girl in January 2009 knocking Brazilian Elisany Silva off the top spot. She was just 6ft 9in tall.
FULL STORY: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/thailands-tallest-woman-died-24/Thailand’s tallest woman died at 24
Aug 29, 2016 | 11:25am Bangkok time
Thailand’s tallest woman, who was once recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest woman in the world, died at the age of 24 on Saturday.
Malee Duangdee, who was measured 212 centimeters, died from a heart attack on Saturday at a hospital in her hometown of Trat province.
The doctors said Malee’s death followed a long history of chronic disease including high blood pressure, heart disease and a brain tumor
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/02/15/Guinness-World-Records-tallest-teenager/6111644960014/Florida basketball star named world's tallest teenager by Guinness
A Florida high school's star basketball player was declared to be the tallest teenager in the world when his 7-foot, 5.33-inch height was verified by Guinness World Records.
Olivier Rioux, 15, who hails from Beloeil, Quebec, and now attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., was named the tallest teenager living by Guinness World Records. ...
"My mom is 6 foot 2 and my dad is 6 foot 8," Rioux told WFTS-TV. "When I was 10, 11, 12, I started growing and it was getting fast. Every week, I was like getting height. I was taller than every kid in my school." ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/05/03/turkey-Guinness-World-Records-tallest-woman/5861651597711/World's tallest woman awarded three more Guinness World Records titles
The Turkish woman who holds the Guinness World Record for tallest woman living was awarded three more records for the measurements of her hands, fingers and back.
Rumeysa Gelgi, who was named the tallest woman living when she was officially measured at 7 feet and .7 inches tall in October 2021, is now the holder of four world records, Guinness World Records announced. ...
Gelgi's longest finger, measuring 4.4 inches long, earned her the record for longest finger on a living person (female).
The Turkish woman's right hand measures 9.81 inches long, and her left hand measures 9.55 inches long, earning her the record for largest hands on a living person (female).
Gelgi's back, measuring 23.58 inches, earned her the record for longest back on a living person (female). ...
The way he's moving is a lot like the Patterson-Gimlin footage of Bigfoot.Some coloured footage of Big Bob Wadlow I’d not seen before.
It is remarkable to just gaze at the image upthread and get a sense of wow.
Whenever I see a really tall person on the street I whisper to my youngest, hey look, a giant. Bet the really tall get sick of being gawked at by us normies. Bad luck eh.