Who is the tallest man in the world?


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As of November 2014, the tallest man in the world is Sultan K��sen, at 8 feet 3 inches tall. K��sen���s extreme height is due to an overproduction of growth hormones caused by a tumor pressing on his pituitary gland.

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Born in Turkey in 1982 to parents of normal height, K��sen began growing uncontrollably at the age of 10. In 2010, he underwent surgery on the tumor, which stopped his body���s overproduction of growth hormones, halting his incredible growth. K��sen also holds the world record for the largest hands on a living person and previously held the record for the world���s largest feet. In November of 2014, K��sen traveled to London for Guinness World Records Day, where he met Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who, at 1 foot 7 inches, is the world���s smallest man.

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