Do you know who are the tallest people in the world?
We mostly see people around 5 to 6 feet tall around us. But in some cases, it appears that they have suddenly become very tall. It reaches a height of about 9 feet. Usually such abnormal height is seen due to a disease or tumor of the brain. Today we will discuss the list of tallest people in the world.
The List Starts with A Man From America
Don Koeller, born in Montana, USA, is number 10 in the list of tallest people in the world. Born in 1925, this man was the tallest man in the world for 12 consecutive years from 1969. His height was 8 feet 2 inches. He died in 1981. India’s Haryana boy Bikash Upal is at number 9 in this list. His height was eight feet two and a half inches. Born in 1986, the once tallest man in India acted in Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti. Bikash Upal died of brain tumor at the age of 21. Number 8 in the list is Sultan Kosen. This young man from Turkey was born in 1982. His height is eight feet two and eight inches. He is currently the tallest living person. Sultan Kosen, a farmer by profession, was operated on in 2012. Since then he is not getting taller.
Edward Beaupre is number seven in the list of tallest people. He was born in Canada in 1881. Although the height was fine till the age of 7, he reached 6 feet at the age of 9. At the age of 19, his height stood at 7 feet 3 inches. Due to this height, he left school at the age of 12 and started running a business with his father. But Edward Beaupre died in 1904 when he was only 23 years old. His height at the time of death was eight feet three inches.
The Tallest Man To Serve In The Army
Vaino Milerin, number six on the list, was also eight feet three inches. A professional wrestler, this gentleman was born in 1909 in Finland. He joined the army in 1930 and served for 16 years. Vaino Milerin was the tallest man to serve in the army. This Finnish citizen died in 1963 at the age of 54. Leonid Stadnik was born in 1970 in Ukraine, another European country. His height was eight feet 5 inches which placed him fifth on this list. Although his height is disputed. Although family members put him at eight feet 5 inches, experts believe that Stadnik’s height is only 8 feet.
He died in 2014 at the age of 44.
The fourth name in the list is a Bangladeshi, he is Jinnat Ali. He was born in Ramu Upazila of Cox’s Bazar in 1996. From the age of 11, he suddenly started growing unusually tall. He needed 6 kg of rice and curry every meal. At one time he was eight feet 6 inches tall. Once he was diagnosed with a tumor on his head. At that time Bangladesh government took over the treatment of Jinnat Ali. But he could not be saved for long. Bangladesh’s tallest man died on April 28, 2020 at Chittagong Medical College.
The third tallest person in history is John Carroll. He was born in 1932 in Buffalo, New York. At the age of 16, his arms and legs grew abnormally long. Once reached a height of eight feet eight inches. Still he wanted to live a normal life. Despite many attempts to get a job, he was rejected from all places. The unfortunate man died in a hospital at the age of 37.
The Tallest Man In The World
Second on the tallest man list is John Reagan. This eight foot eleven inch man was born in Henderson, USA in 1868. His father was a slave. At the age of 13, his height grew abnormally. As a result his body became emaciated, he could neither walk nor stand. Regan was also offered a role in the film but turned it down. John Reagan died in 1905 at the age of 37.
Robert Wadlow was about the same height as him. He was born on February 22, 1918 in a small town in western Illinois. At the age of eight, his height stood at five feet 11 inches. But there was no treatment for this disease at that time. As a result, Robert Wadlow died at the age of 22. Abnormal height is indeed an illness.