SIZE MATTERS - WORLD RECORDS

SIZE MATTERS

 


Tallest teenager ever Robert Wadlow

 

By the age of 17, Robert Wadlow (USA, 1918–40) had grown to a height of 245 cm (8 ft 0.5 in). Robert Pershing Wadlow (USA, 1918–40) was found to be 272 cm (8 ft 11.1 in) tall when last measured on 27 Jun 1940. He remains the tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence.

 

The tallest teenager ever (female)

 

Anna Haining Swan (CAN, 1846–88), whose height peaked at 241.3 cm (7 ft 11 in) when she was 17. On 17 Jun 1871, Anna married Martin van Buren Bates, who stood 236.22 cm (7 ft 9 in) tall.

 

Largest hands on a teenager

 

The right hand belonging to Mathu-Andrew Budge (UK, b. 28 Dec 2001) is 22.5 cm (8.85 in) long from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger, while his left is 22.2 cm (8.74 in). He was measured on 13 Feb 2018 in London, UK, aged 16 years 47 days. Mathu-Andrew also has the largest feet on a teenager (male). His left foot is 32.95 cm (12.97 in) long, and his right 32.85 cm (12.93 in). He wears a UK shoe size 18.


SHORTEST…

 

Man ever

 

Chandra Bahadur Dangi (NPL, 1939–2015) measured 54.6 cm (1 ft 9.5 in) tall, as verified in Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal, on 26 Feb 2012. At the time, Chandra weighed 14.5 kg (31 lb 15.47 oz) and claimed to be 72 years old.

 

Woman ever

 

Pauline Musters (NLD, aka “Princess Pauline”) was born on 26 Feb 1876 and measured just over 1 ft (30 cm) at birth. She died of pneumonia with meningitis in New York City, USA, on 1 Mar 1895. A post-mortem examination showed her to be exactly 2 ft (61 cm) tall.

 

Twins ever

 

Béla and Matyus Matina (1903–c. 1935) of Budapest, Hungary, who later became naturalized American citizens, each stood 76 cm (2 ft 6 in) tall. They appeared in The Wizard of Oz (USA, 1939), billed as Mike and Ike Rogers.

 

Tallest married couple

 

Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan (both CHN) stand 236.17 cm (7 ft 8.98 in) and 187.3 cm (6 ft 1.74 in) tall respectively. They had a combined height of 423.47 cm (13 ft 10.72 in) on 14 Nov 2013 when measured in Beijing, China. They had married there on 4 Aug that year.

 

Shortest married couple

 

Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lie Hoshino (both BRA), who married on 17 Sep 2016, have a combined height of 181.41 cm (5 ft 11.42 in). Paulo is 90.28 cm (2 ft 11.54 in) tall and Katyucia measures 91.13 cm (2 ft 11.88 in), as verified in Itapeva, São Paulo, Brazil, on 3 Nov 2016.

 

Longest legs (female)

 

Russia’s Ekaterina Lisina has legs that measure 132.8 cm (4 ft 4.2 in) and 132.2 cm (4 ft 4 in) for the left leg and right leg respectively, taken from the heel to the top of the hip. That’s more than twice the height of the shortest woman ever (see above left). Their length was confirmed in Penza, Russia, on 13 Jun 2017. Ekaterina is also the tallest professional model, with a height confirmed at 205.16 cm (6 ft 8.77 in) in Labinsk, Russia, on 20 Jul 2017.

 

Tallest living man

 

Sultan Kösen (TUR) stood 251 cm (8 ft 2.8 in) tall when measured in Ankara, Turkey, on 8 Feb 2011. On 26 Oct 2013, his dream of finding a soulmate came true: he married 175-cm-tall (5-ft 9-in) Merve Dibo in Mardin, Turkey. He also has the largest hands for a living person, verified at 28.5 cm (11.22 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger when last measured on 8 Feb 2011

 

Tallest living woman

 

Siddiqa Parveen (IND) measured at least 222.2 cm (7 ft 3.4 in) tall in Dec 2012. Owing to ill health, she has been unable to stand upright, so it has proved impossible to ascertain her exact stature. However, Dr Debashish Saha – of the Fortis Hospital in Kolkata, India – who performed the measurements, estimated her standing height to be at least 233.6 cm (7 ft 8 in).

 

Shortest comedian

 

Imaan Hadchiti (LBN/AUS), who is 102.5 cm (3 ft 4.3 in) tall, has been on the comedy circuit in Australia and the UK since 2005. Imaan and his sister Rima are the only known people with Rima Syndrome, resulting in short stature but usual-sized proportions. He began his career, aged 15, by winning Australia’s Class Clown national stand-up contest.

 

Tallest ballet dancer

 

Fabrice Calmels (FRA) measured 199.73 cm (6 ft 6.63 in) in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 25 Sep 2014. He began ballet training at the age of three, and when he was 11 entered the Paris Opera Ballet School. In 2002, Fabrice joined Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet and went on to become a lead dancer there two years later. He remains with the Joffrey Ballet Company today

 

Tallest astronaut

 

Former US astronauts James Wetherbee (near left) and James van Hoften are both 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) tall. Astronauts grow slightly when they spend time in orbit, however. Although they were the same height on Earth, in space Wetherbee (whose lengthiest mission lasted nearly 14 days) would have been taller than van Hoften (whose longest mission lasted six days).

 

This information is taken from :- Guinness World Records 2019

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