Apr 20, 2009

Zhao Liang : The 8ft Tall Man


Take a look at tall man in the picture. This is Zhao Liang, a 27-year-old man from Menan province, China. Believe it or not, Zhao is 8.07 ft tall (2.46m) and probably the tallest man in the world. The current world record for tallest man is in the name of Bao Xishun, who is 7.9ft (2.36m) tall.

Mr Zhao had been training as a basketball player when he sustained a foot injury over a decade ago. He was unemployed until 2006, when an art troupe in Jilin province enrolled him to perform magic tricks and play the saxophone and flute. To treat his old injury, Zhao recently came to the Tianjin hospital where his height caught attention of the hospital staff. After measuring his height in presence of media, the hospital staff learned that Zhao is 3.9 inches (10cm) taller than current world record holder for world's tallest man.

In order to get into the Guinness World Records, Zhao's height is needed to bve verified independently. We hope that the Guinness judges will do justice with him and give him official recognition as the tallest man in the world.


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