Latest Yao Defen Stories

2008-08-13 15:05:00

Sandy Allen, 53, the world's tallest woman, died early Wednesday at a nursing home in Indiana. At 7-foot-7 Ӛ¼ inches, Allen has been listed in Guinness World Records as the tallest living woman since 1974, the Indianapolis Star reports. Her abnormal growth began soon after birth due to a tumor on her pituitary gland that was removed in 1977. "I would like to get to know someone that is approximately my height," Allen wrote in her first letter...

2006-06-15 07:45:00

SHANGHAI -- Yao Defen, believed to be the world's tallest woman, has begun treatment in a Shanghai hospital to rid her of a brain tumor at the root of her gigantism. Yao, from a poor farming family in eastern China's Anhui province, measures 2.36 meters (7.75 ft), Chinese doctors say. That is 5 cm (2 inches) more than Sandy Allen of the United States, who is currently listed by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest woman. Yao suffers from a large tumor in the pituitary gland of her...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.