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2010-01-14 04:00:00

ISTANBUL, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the world's tallest man, 8 ft 1 in (246.5 cm) Sultan Kosen, will welcome the shortest man in the world, 2 ft 5.37 in (74.61 cm) He Pingping, to his native Turkey to celebrate the 15 January opening of the new Guinness World Records Live! Roadshow at Forum Istanbul. The momentous first-ever meeting between the world's tallest and shortest will take place inside the Forum Istanbul shopping centre, where the two famous record holders will be given a...

2009-09-17 04:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Commemorate the end of the first decade of the 21st Century with the world's best resource for amazing feats and inspirational attainments - Guinness World Records 2010. Having sold more than 100 million copies to date, the world's best selling copyright book hits stores today completely updated and loaded with incredible new facts ready to wow readers from around the globe. The 2010 edition reveals the new "World's Tallest Man": 27 year-old Sultan Kosen...

2008-12-18 10:21:00

Hollywood, Height And Heavy Metal Headline As 'Brangelina', The World's Tallest Man and Guitar Hero Top List of Record Breakers NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- From Britney Spears' unparalleled comeback to Brangelina's Hollywood ascension, 2008 has been a year marked by record-breaking achievements from around the globe. Grabbing headlines throughout the year, Guinness World Records has chronicled hundreds of amazing feats from all across the globe, perhaps none as captivating as the...

2008-11-19 22:41:12

The world's tallest man, who hails from China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, said he has become the world's tallest dad at the age of 58. Bao Xishun, who stands at 7 feet and 9 inches tall, said his newborn son, Tianyou, was born at an average 22-inch height, The Sun reported Wednesday. Bao, who was certified as the tallest man in the world by Guinness World Records, said that while his height left him with nerve damage in his feet that affects his mobility, he is not concerned about his...

2008-03-24 14:15:00

Leonid Stadnik's phenomenal height has forced him to quit a job he loved and to stoop as he moves around his house. But Stadnik, who Guinness World Records says is the world's tallest human, says his condition has also taught him that there are many kindhearted strangers. Since his recognition by Ukrainian record keepers four years ago, and by Guinness last year, people from all over Ukraine and the world have sent him outsized clothing, provided his home with running water and recently...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.