Sultan Kösen (born December 10, 1982 in Mardin, Turkey) is the tallest man in the world (8ft 3in) after passing the height of Xi Shun. He also holds the record for the worlds biggest hands (27.5 cm). On February 9, 2011 he was measured again by Guinness and was named as the tallest person in the world.
- "Tallest man — living". Guinness World Records. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/tallest-man-living-/. Retrieved 2011-08-17.