According to statistics, the average height of a man in Russia is 176 cm, and women - 168 cm. People whose growth exceeds these figures are considered high. But is it good to be very high? In addition to obvious problems with footwear, clothes and furniture, "Uncle Stepa" often suffer from heart, vessel and musculoskeletal diseases. Often the cause of high growth is dysfunction of the pituitary gland, which continues to release growth hormones throughout the life of a person. This condition is called acromegaly. And almost all the highest people in the world , included in our rating, suffered them. On different videos you can see how hard it is for them to move( many do it with a cane or crutches) because of disproportionate growth and weight. Well, mother nature does not ask if the giants want popularity at such a price.
It is remarkable that none of the highest women on the planet has fallen into this list.
10. Bernard Coyne
10. Bernard Coyne
One of the tallest people on the planet, Bernard Coyne, was born in America in 1897 and immediately began to grow. According to eyewitnesses, at the end of life( and she was short, 23 years old), Koyn was 254 cm tall. Although in the recruiting card his growth is "only" 236 cm.
9. Donald Kohler
Donald rested on the laurels of the tallest man on Earth,from 1969 until his death in 1981.His height was 239 cm. Interestingly, his twin sister was a normal height - only 175 cm. For a while Don appeared in the show, but the constant desire of the skeptics to stab him with pins to check whether he was stuck on stilts, forced him to leavescene. Later, he successfully worked as a salesman and died at the age of 55 from a heart attack.
8. Vikas Appal
Unlike people on the 10th and 9th positions of the rating, Vikas does not seem to have acromegaly. Judging by the photo, it was proportionally complex. Vikas, whose height was 251 cm, was the tallest man in India. He died in 2007 at the age of 23 from an unsuccessful operation to remove the tumor in the brain.
7. Sultan Kösen
The Sultan has been officially recognized the Guinness Book of Records as the highest living person. The height of the tallest man in the world is 251 cm. At the moment he lives in Turkey, is engaged in farming and recently married a woman who is growing to his waist.
The constant growth of the Sultan, because of the increased activity of the pituitary gland, posed a direct threat to his life, but doctors from the University of Virginia managed to stop using hormonal therapy. And now the only inconvenience that the giant is experiencing is the need for individual tailoring of shoes and clothes.
6. Edward Bopre
Eduard had to abandon his dream of becoming a rider when his height at 17 years exceeded 215 cm. He began to make a living in a circus show where he bent iron bars and wore horses on his shoulder. Edward died in 1904, and at the time of death, his height was 252 cm. The body of the giant, at the request of the circus performers, where he performed, was embalmed, then demonstrated at the University of Montreal. And only in 1990 it was cremated, and ashes scattered next to his hometown.
5. Vaino Mjulirinne
Vaino was considered the tallest man in the world for only 2 years, from 1961 to 1963.Then his growth reached 251 cm. At the age of 20, Vaino's growth was "only" 220 cm, which allowed him, despite acromegaly and the attendant problems, to serve in the army. He managed to fight in the war of Finland with the USSR in 1939, and at the end of his life he occupied himself with a farm and bred chickens. In history, he took the place of the highest soldier.
4. Leonid Stadnik
Leonid's giganticism is not congenital, but acquired - he began to grow after a twelve-year operation on the brain, as a result of which the tumor of the pituitary gland developed. The broker did not want a fuss around his name, so for a long time he refused the services of representatives of the Guinness Book of Records. According to some data, its height was 253 cm. In 2014, the Stadnik died of a hemorrhagic stroke.
3. John Carroll
John suffered from the curvature of the spine, therefore, according to measurements, his height was 244 cm in 1959, but if we take into account the distortion, it could be 264 cm. John continued to grow until his death;It is alleged that in one year he grew by as much as 17.78 cm. He died in 1969.
2. John Rogan
The only giant African American in the top 10, was born in the US in 1865.He began to grow at the age of 13 and grew to the very end, when his height was 267 cm. All his life he suffered from ankylosis and at the end of his life had to move around on a cart. Earned on the life of John, selling his own photos at the railway station. He was buried in a solid block of concrete to prevent curious people from digging up the corpse.
1. Robert Wadlow
The tallest man in history, whose growth was documented, is Robert Wadlow. His height reached 272 cm, and his body weight - 199 kg. He continued to grow, and who knows what heights could have been achieved had it not been for death in 1940 from infection. However, perhaps the highest man in Russia and the world was the peasant Fedor Makhnov, born in 1878.According to unverified data, his height was about 285 cm.