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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 ¼ inches, Allen has been listed in Guinness World Records as the tallest living woman since 1974, the Indianapolis Star reports.

2006-06-15 07:45:00

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.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.