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  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER2 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey is greetd by a well-wisher in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses with Josh Henderson 10, in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • ATTN EDITORS: EMBARGO WARNING: THIS IMAGE MUST NOT BE PUBLISHED IN ANY FORM BEFORE 0001 GMT SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen compares his hand size with 13 year old Aaron Henderson during a photocall next to Tower Bridge in London, on September 16, 2009. 26 year old Kosen comes from Turkey and officially measures 8ft 1 in (246.5cm) tall and stands nearly 10.5cm taller than the previous record holder China's Bao Xi Shun. Newly-crowned Kösen also holds the record for the Lar
  • ATTN EDITORS: EMBARGO WARNING: THIS IMAGE MUST NOT BE PUBLISHED IN ANY FORM BEFORE 0001 GMT SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen holds up a miniature copy of 'First News' children's newspaper during a photocall near Tower Bridge, in London, on September 16, 2009. 26 year old Kosen comes from Turkey and officially measures 8ft 1 in (246.5cm) tall and stands nearly 10.5cm taller than the previous record holder China's Bao Xi Shun. Newly-crowned Kösen also holds the record for th
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEP 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses with his brother Hasan Kosen in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses with his brother Hasan Kosen in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • ATTN EDITORS: EMBARGO WARNING: THIS IMAGE MUST NOT BE PUBLISHED IN ANY FORM BEFORE 0001 GMT SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen towers above photographers during a photocall next to Tower Bridge in London, on September 16, 2009. 26 year old Kosen comes from Turkey and officially measures 8ft 1 in (246.5cm) tall and stands nearly 10.5cm taller than the previous record holder China's Bao Xi Shun. Newly-crowned Kösen also holds the record for the Largest Hands and Largest Feet,
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses with Josh Henderson, 10, in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01AM ON SEPTEMBER 17) The worlds new tallest man Sultan Kosen 26, of Turkey poses in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen stands at 8ft 1in and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • The tallest man in the world Turk Sultan Kosen, 26, (C) poses with scouts during an event 'Vienna Recordia' on September 27, 2009 in Vienna. Kosen measures two metres 46.5 centimetres (eight feet one inch)AFP PHOTO/DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 14: (TURKEY OUT) He Pingping (L) of China stands beside Sultan Kosen of Turkey as they attend the Guiness World Records Live! Roadshow, on January 14, 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. He, standing at 73 cm (2 feet 5 inch), and Kosen, at 246.5 cm (8 feet 1 inch), are both in the Guinness World Records for their diminutive and augmentative statures. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
  • The world?s tallest man, Sultan Kösen (R) standing at 8 ft 1 in (246.5 cm) poses with shortest man in the world He Pingping standing at 2 ft 5.37 in (74.61 cm) during celebrate the launch of the Guinness World Records live roadshow in Istanbul, on January 14, 2010. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The tallest man in the world Sultan Kosen (C), of Turkey, receieves a pair of trainers on November 9, 2009 in the Hague from Georg Wessels (L), a specialist in large sizesd shoes. Kosen, who measures 2,46 meters (8 feet, one inch) in height, is visiting the Hague to promote the launch of the Guinness Book of World Records 2010. AFP PHOTO/ANP/ED OUDENAARDEN ---netherlands out - belgium out--- (Photo credit should read ED OUDENAARDEN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 30: Sultan Kosen, the world's tallest man, is seen at the Red Bull Racing garage before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 30: Sultan Kosen, the world's tallest man, is seen at the Red Bull Racing garage before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 30: Sultan Kosen, the world's tallest man, is seen at the Red Bull Racing garage before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen holds out his hand during a photocall next to Tower Bridge in London, on September 16, 2009. 26 year old Kosen comes from Turkey and officially measures 8ft 1 in (246.5cm) tall and stands nearly 10.5cm taller than the previous record holder China's Bao Xi Shun. Newly-crowned Kösen also holds the record for the Largest Hands and Largest Feet, 27.5 cm and 36.5 cm, respectively. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sultan Kosen of Turkey, 26, walks among the crowd at the Istiklal Avanue after he was named the tallest man in the world by the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 25, 2009 in Istanbul. Sultan Kosen stands at 2.5m and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27,5cm and 36,5cm respectively. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sultan Kosen of Turkey, 26, talks to media and people at the Istiklal Avanue after hi was named the tallest man in the world by the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on September 25, 2009 in Istanbul. Sultan Kosen stands at 2.5m and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27,5cm and 36,5cm respectively. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The tallest man in the world Sultan Kosen (C), of Turkey, poses on November 9, 2009 at Madurodam miniature park in The Hague. Kosen, who measures 2.46 meters (8 feet, one inch), is visiting the Hague to promote the launch of the Guinness Book of World Records 2010. AFP PHOTO - ANP / ED OUDENAARDEN ---netherlands out - belgium out--- (Photo credit should read ED OUDENAARDEN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen stands near Tower Bridge during a photocall, in London, on September 16, 2009. 26 year old Kosen comes from Turkey and officially measures 8ft 1 in (246.5cm) tall and stands nearly 10.5cm taller than the previous record holder China's Bao Xi Shun. Newly-crowned Kösen also holds the record for the Largest Hands and Largest Feet, 27.5 cm and 36.5 cm, respectively. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen is pictured during a photocall next to Tower Bridge in London, on September 16, 2009. 26 year old Kosen comes from Turkey and officially measures 8ft 1 in (246.5cm) tall and stands nearly 10.5 cm taller than the previous record holder China's Bao Xi Shun. Newly-crowned Kösen also holds the record for the Largest Hands and Largest Feet, 27.5 cm and 36.5 cm, respectively. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
    
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