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Vikas Uppal
Patrick Cotter O'Brien
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William Bradley
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Walter Straub
Bao Xi Shun
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Thomas Hasler
Cecil Boling
Bartolomeo Bon
Ted Evans
Ri Myong-hun
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Wang Xin-Feng
Fernand Bachelard
Viktor Prenner
Edouard Beaupre
George Bell
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Maximillian Miller
Jim Porter
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Franz Winkelmeyer
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Jaime Clemente
Wang Feng-Jun
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Jack Earle
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Ramazan Karageyik
Parimal Chandra Barman
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Kenny George
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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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Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby Never Wrong » 25 Oct 2010, 14:52

ghbearman wrote:oh I see your point now. Don't forget Jane Bunford though, an almost eight footer.


I'll bet dimes to donuts that Bunford was more than 8'. I have NO faith in skeleton mounters.

But anyway, I think both Wadlow and Zeng are once in a millennium prodigies that will never be surpassed. Wadlow is the more impressive to me because he scaled heights never seen again until Eddie Carmel crested 9'3" :lol: :lol: :lol:

No, Really. Wadlow literally stands a head above anyone else in incontrovertible history. (I'd love to see Sultan photographed with a scale statue of Wadlow. Zeng, while her growth rate was prodigious at such a tender age, only stands a few inches above her rival claimants.

Thus, I tilt the competition in favor of Wadlow.

It is true that if had she lived a few more years she might have caught Wadlow, and also true that if we had better antibiotics in the early forties that Wadlow would have been well over 9 feet all. But it is also true that if a frog had wings it wouldn't bust its ass every time it jumps.
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby ghbearman » 25 Oct 2010, 14:57

Half a head, NW. Half a head. Chris Greener is a head shorter than Wadlow, but Kosen is a good nine inches taller...

I agree that Zeng was darn impressive, though.
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby soldierblue » 25 Oct 2010, 15:39

It also amazes me that zeng at 17 years was much taller than Wadlow at 17 years old when she died .I believe she may have been 4-5 inches taller than robert at the same age . Given this and compare the average height of a chinese woman to the average height of an american male , Zeng is , to me anyway , the more impressive of the two giants . But i still believe Robert Wadlow is absolutely someone, myself and others should continue to look up to .!
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby Never Wrong » 25 Oct 2010, 16:05

ghbearman wrote:Half a head, NW. Half a head. Chris Greener is a head shorter than Wadlow, but Kosen is a good nine inches taller...

I agree that Zeng was darn impressive, though.

As Fingleton is taller than Greener, and as Fingleton comes up to Wadlow's shoulder - by transitive property - I'd say Wadlow had Greener by more than a head.
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Wadlow has 8 full inches on the next person(s) for whom I believe their height beyond question (Kosen and Vaino). Rogan and Carroll may have been taller - but I'm not 100% sure of their heights as I am for Kosen and Vaino. 8" is pretty close to a head taller - I may have been exaggerating a little - but not much.
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby The Tallest Man » 25 Oct 2010, 17:14

Never Wrong wrote:As Fingleton is taller than Greener, and as Fingleton comes up to Wadlow's shoulder - by transitive property - I'd say Wadlow had Greener by more than a head.


Why didn't you just use this image:

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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby ghbearman » 25 Oct 2010, 17:19

So Kosen comes up to Wadlow's nose. The latter is then half a head taller :)
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby Never Wrong » 25 Oct 2010, 17:59

The Tallest Man wrote:
Never Wrong wrote:As Fingleton is taller than Greener, and as Fingleton comes up to Wadlow's shoulder - by transitive property - I'd say Wadlow had Greener by more than a head.


Why didn't you just use this image:

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Because apparently I enjoy being obtuse and I wanted an opportunity to flaunt my knowledge of the transitive property. Maybe that, or I didn't immediately find that picture on Greener's page. Honestly, probably the former.
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby GROSMONT » 25 Oct 2010, 20:40

Don't forget ten feet four inch Mildred of Zimbabwe!
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby GROSMONT » 25 Oct 2010, 21:03

For Wadlow's sake, maybe we should be pleased he didn't live to be a nine footer. It wouldn't have been much of a life - probably bedridden - and he'd soon have died from something else. Regarding antibiotics, the word itself was not coined until after Wadlow's death, and penicillin was not used for treatment in his lifetime.
Neverwrong - that saying about frogs flying sounds like a good ol' Southern proverb.
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Re: Zeng jin liang vs Robert wadlow

Postby lasoi » 25 Oct 2010, 21:05

YEEEEEE HAAAAAWWWWW!!!

(Said with affection of course, my being from the south.)
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