Here's an interesting look at Leonid Stadnik, the unofficial world's tallest man who stands approximately 8-feet, 5-inches tall. Although he held the title for a few months, Stadnyk refused to be measured and was consequently denied the GWR recognition. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
A Pravda news report in Spring 2006 reported that Stadnyk grew 2 cm (0.79 in) in the previous year, not accounting the time between the original Spring 2004 report and Spring 2005. According to Pravda, his health is slowly failing in that he needs to hold on to limbs of trees and the side of his house to walk about. His recorded weight is 200 kg (440 lb).
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