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Pornchai Sawsri, who claimed to be the tallest man in the world, has died at the age of 26. His reputed height of 2.69m was unverified by the Guinness Book of Records.

 

What's 2.69m in real (old fashioned) money?

8 feet and 8.25459 inches. :rolleyes:

Unverified?!? He's dead, bust out a tape measure and get to it. He won't complain.

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Pornchai Sawsri, who claimed to be the tallest man in the world, has died at the age of 26. His reputed height of 2.69m was unverified by the Guinness Book of Records.

What's 2.69m in real (old fashioned) money?

8 feet and 8.25459 inches. :rolleyes:

Unverified?!? He's dead, bust out a tape measure and get to it. He won't complain.

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Yes, no excuse for such laziness.

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Pornchai Sawsri, who claimed to be the tallest man in the world, has died at the age of 26. His reputed height of 2.69m was unverified by the Guinness Book of Records.

 

What's 2.69m in real (old fashioned) money?

8 feet and 8.25459 inches. :rolleyes:

Unverified?!? He's dead, bust out a tape measure and get to it. He won't complain.

SC

Yes, no excuse for such laziness.

Sorry, but I think your maths are a bit out.

25.4mm per inch.

That gives you 105.905511811 inches.

96 inches are the basic 8 foot measurement.

The 9.905511811 inches left over is much closer to 10 inches.

By the looks of it I make it closest to 9 and 29/32nds inches.

 

I'm going to ignore the + or - 5mm tolerance stack without further information as to what time of the day he was measured at when the distance of 2.69m was taken.

 

So really, he was said to have been 8 foot, 10 inches tall.

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Actor and former basketball player Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36. He stood at a height of 7ft 7.6 inches making him Britain's tallest man.

 

http://turtleboysports.com/rip-neil-fingleton-the-78-former-worcester-resident-holy-name-holy-cross-unc-legend-and-game-of-thrones-actor/

 

He was perhaps best known for playing Mag the Mighty in the Game Of Thrones series.

 

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14 hours ago, The Dead Cow said:

Actor and former basketball player Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36. He stood at a height of 7ft 7.6 inches making him Britain's tallest man.

 

http://turtleboysports.com/rip-neil-fingleton-the-78-former-worcester-resident-holy-name-holy-cross-unc-legend-and-game-of-thrones-actor/

 

He was perhaps best known for playing Mag the Mighty in the Game Of Thrones series.

Here is a Sun obituary. 

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19 minutes ago, Thatcher said:
15 hours ago, The Dead Cow said:

Actor and former basketball player Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36. He stood at a height of 7ft 7.6 inches making him Britain's tallest man.

 

http://turtleboysports.com/rip-neil-fingleton-the-78-former-worcester-resident-holy-name-holy-cross-unc-legend-and-game-of-thrones-actor/

 

He was perhaps best known for playing Mag the Mighty in the Game Of Thrones series.

Here is a Sun obituary. 

 

"Also a huge Boro fan"

 

For once, this expression is accurate.

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You know, having seen the death of Neil Fingleton, I've noticed that most people who are notably very tall (like over 7 ft 4 inches) tend to live rather short (excuse the pun) lives. Maybe I should have more than just Sultan Kosen on my list next year?

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19 minutes ago, Chopped Liver said:

You know, having seen the death of Neil Fingleton, I've noticed that most people who are notably very tall (like over 7 ft 4 inches) tend to live rather short (excuse the pun) lives. Maybe I should have more than just Sultan Kosen on my list next year?

 

Well Paul Sturgess ( who is now Britain's tallest man) is virtually the same height as Neil was . He is 29 years old maybe one to keep an eye on. Then again Chris greener lived until he was 72 and he was 7 foot 6.

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22 hours ago, the_engineer said:

 

Well Paul Sturgess ( who is now Britain's tallest man) is virtually the same height as Neil was . He is 29 years old maybe one to keep an eye on. Then again Chris greener lived until he was 72 and he was 7 foot 6.

Was thinking Bao Xishun might go soon. Currently 65/66 (exact date of birth unknown) and 7'10. Unusual for someone his height to live so long.

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30 minutes ago, Chopped Liver said:

Was thinking Bao Xishun might go soon. Currently 65/66 (exact date of birth unknown) and 7'10. Unusual for someone his height to live so long.

 

I think the discrepancy comes from whether being very tall is caused by a disorder (gigantism or acromegaly  ) or purely genetics. There are some people who are over 7 foot and are in proportion . Those with those disorders their heart was built for a much smaller body , but those who are genetically tall then their heart was built for their frame. With Bao xishun it doesn't mention anything about any disorders so he may just be genetically that tall . Mongolians are usually tall people as are northern chinese.  I think sultan kosen could go before Bao he is using crutches already at 34 and his height is due to pituitary gland.

 

BTW According to Neil fingleton his dad was only 5.10  :D

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56 minutes ago, the_engineer said:

 

I think the discrepancy comes from whether being very tall is caused by a disorder (gigantism or acromegaly  ) or purely genetics. There are some people who are over 7 foot and are in proportion . Those with those disorders their heart was built for a much smaller body , but those who are genetically tall then their heart was built for their frame. With Bao xishun it doesn't mention anything about any disorders so he may just be genetically that tall . Mongolians are usually tall people as are northern chinese.  I think sultan kosen could go before Bao he is using crutches already at 34 and his height is due to pituitary gland.

 

BTW According to Neil fingleton his dad was only 5.10  :D

Perhaps, perhaps. But I did search it up and yes, Bao Xishun was born with gignatism. And yeah I've Kosen on my deadpool and have had him there for 2 or 3 years now

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44 minutes ago, Chopped Liver said:

Perhaps, perhaps. But I did search it up and yes, Bao Xishun was born with gignatism. And yeah I've Kosen on my deadpool and have had him there for 2 or 3 years now

Yao Ming former Houston Rocket, 7'6" height never a problem. Plenty of others as well.

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9 hours ago, rockhopper penguin said:

Yao Ming former Houston Rocket, 7'6" height never a problem. Plenty of others as well.

His parents were 6'3 and 6'7 respectively. He doesn't have gigantism if I recall correctly.

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Mike Lanier, who had a role in It Follows as Giant Man, died back in April aged 48: https://eu.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2018/04/26/michigan-tallest-man-mike-lanier/554236002/

 

One half of the world's tallest identical twins. How is his brother Jim doing?

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7180494/

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1 minute ago, YoungWillz said:

Mike Lanier, who had a role in It Follows as Giant Man, died back in April aged 48: https://eu.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2018/04/26/michigan-tallest-man-mike-lanier/554236002/

 

One half of the world's tallest identical twins. How is his brother Jim doing?

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7180494/

I saw the movie and I remember him. The ending sucked.

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