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Monday, August 15, 2005

New Tallest Man Found in Inner Mongolia



A herdsman from North China has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest naturally-growing human being.

A herdsman from North China's Inner Mongolia has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest naturally-growing human being.
The herdsman, Xi Shun received the certificate from Steward Newbert, an officer of Guinness Book of World Records Thursday.

He measures a whopping 7 foot 8.95 inch (2 meters 36.1 centimeters), taller than Radhouane Charbib who, for the last six years, has held the title of world's tallest living man.

Xi Shun, who was born in 1951, was measured in a strict meterage conducted by Chifeng City Hospital which got the commission from the Chinese agency of the Guinness headquarters in England.

The measure was carried out six times on 15 and 16 January, 2005, including morning, noon and evening tests when he stood and lay three times respectively. The height was finalized through averaging these six measurements.
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