Ukrainian declared world's tallest person
A Ukrainian man is the tallest person in the world at 8 feet 5 inches (2.56 meters), overshadowing a Chinese man who previously held the title, Guinness World Records said Wednesday.
Leonid Stadnik, a 37-year-old former veterinarian, is 8 inches (20.3 cm) taller than the former titleholder, China's Bao Xishun, who measured 7 feet 9 inches (2.36 meters), Guinness World Records spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza said in London.
Stadnik's growth spurt started at age 14 after a brain operation apparently stimulated his pituitary gland, which produces the human growth hormone.
He lives with his mother, Halyna, in northwestern Ukraine, taking care of the family's house and garden.
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