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Tallest men:

Robert Pershing Wadlow
John William Rogan
John F. Carroll
Vaino Myllyrinne
Sultan Kosen
Don Koehler
Bernard Coyne
Vikas Uppal
Patrick Cotter O'Brien
Brahim Takioullah
Morteza Mehrzad
Julius Koch
Gabriel Estevao Monjane
Suleiman Ali Nashnush
Anton de Franchepoinct
Zhang Jun-Cai
Suparwono
Felipe Birriel Fernandez
Sa id Muhammad Ghazi
Alexander Sizonenko
Feodor Machnow
Ijaz Ahmed
Albert Johan Kramer
Frederick Kempster
Yoshimitsu Matsuzaka
William Bradley
John Middleton
Louis Moilanen
Angus MacAskill
Ondor Gongor
Walter Straub
Bao Xi Shun
Radhouane Charbib
Naseer Ahmaad Soomro
Sun Ming Ming
Chang Woo-Gow
Rachid Bara
Thomas Hasler
Cecil Boling
Bartolomeo Bon
Ted Evans
Ri Myong-hun
Lars Tollefson Opsata
Wang Xin-Feng
Fernand Bachelard
Viktor Prenner
Edouard Beaupre
George Bell
Haji Mohammad Alam Channa
Ferdinand Contat
Zech DeVits
Miguel Joaquin de Eleicegui
Maximillian Miller
Jim Porter
Adam Rainer
Francis Sheridan
Igor Vovkovinskiy
Franz Winkelmeyer
Conrad Furrows
Agustin Luengo Capilla
Jaime Clemente
Wang Feng-Jun
Amenates Tingitsoglu
Neil Fingleton
Hussain Bisad
Jack Earle
Bourgeois Giant
Uvays Akhtaev
Jorge Gonzalez
Ramazan Karageyik
Parimal Chandra Barman
Charles Byrne
Huang Chang-Chiu
Henry Dalglish
Kenny George
Lock Martin
Gheorghe Muresan
George Page
Johann Petursson
Reino Rutanen
Jitendra Singh
Leonid Stadnyk
Paul Sturgess
Peter Tuchan
John Turner
Max Palmer



Tallest women:

Zeng Jinlian
Jane 'Ginny' Bunford
Yao Defen
Sandy Allen
Sylvia Hardy
Wassiliki Calliandji
Anna Haining Swan
Carolina Rascon
Delores Pullard
Ella Ewing
Maria Feliciana dos Santos
Maria Fassnauer (Mariedl)
Sun Fang
Marianne Wehde
Margo Dydek
Kaatje van Dyk
Eleanor Wagner
Rosa Wedsted
Uljana Semjonova
Lyuba Shilo
Leah May
Elizabeth Lyska
Jane Grey
Mildred
Babita

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Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 19:23

Fully expecting and anxiously looking forward to the new stuff coming out of the Pandora's box that the incomparable Mask has cracked open - rather than putting all the findings all over the place in different threads - Let's stick it all here. Interestingly, this archive news search function is relatively new to Google - so I don't have to feel like an idiot for not having known about it.

For ease of use
Here's the link to the search page

Here's my most recent finding - about a giant we don't have on site yet. I think he was about 7'2" so this article is a laugher (sleep 36 hours and wake up taller :lol: ). Enjoy.

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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 19:31

Interesting and remarkably accurate discussion of contemporary giants in Boston paper of 1895.

Mentions Winkelmeyer as only confirmed 8 footer. And he might have been. I think he was 7'10" or better - though the 7'8" he's given on this site is appropriately conservative.
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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 19:57

Your favorite nine-footer and mine. .. .

I give you Eddie Carmel. (Scroll up for pic)
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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 20:01

Loooong discussion of giants in Harpers 1869. Alas no pics.
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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 20:06

Goodness. in 1967, Eddie Carmel was 9'7" - -That's approaching Siah Khan in terms of most exaggerated height.

Furthermore we learn that Eddie's grandfather was 7'7" and his brother Igor is 7'4".
:lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol:
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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 20:11

Alright, Mr. Tallest Man - so's you don't feel slighted - I found an article in the Times about Machnow. He met Teddy Roosevelt (who wanted to wrestle/fight him) and Feodor was a friend of the legendary Bat Masterson. Holy Smoke.
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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby richard » 06 Jan 2010, 20:18

Good idea, to have a google news archives topic. Here's a repost of a message I posted this morning elsewhere.

Is this a photo of the old George Bell ?? The picture and text are both a bit vague:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XqknAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lAQGAAAAIBAJ&pg=4116,1273405

A snippet of information about Suleiman Ali Nashnush:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=StwjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3CcEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4801,2995541

So far I haven't found a single newspaper article about John F Carroll. Which seems odd.
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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 20:20

1947 Article on Vaino. Sad really. But it is the first article I've seen on him where his height was appropriately exaggerated. Note that the article continues on page 16 (which is page 14 on the google page finder)

Please note that the above submissions were found in half an hour and represent some editing - e.g. I'm not posting Wilkin's Times Obituary - and Dolores Pollards's many articles (yet).
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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby The Tallest Man » 06 Jan 2010, 20:22

Vonderburg wrote:Alright, Mr. Tallest Man - so's you don't feel slighted - I found an article in the Times about Machnow. He met Teddy Roosevelt (who wanted to wrestle/fight him) and Feodor was a friend of the legendary Bat Masterson. Holy Smoke.


I am sorry Vonderburg, but that article has been on Machnow's page for a long, long time. ;)

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Re: Google News Archives Findings

Postby Never Wrong » 06 Jan 2010, 20:27

Rats! Right you are. I'll endeavor to do better.

How about this about the incredible shrinking giant from Bolivia. It's Adam Rainer in reverse!!! Who says the Old Grey Lady didn't have a sense of humor.
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