World’s tallest man steps up for fast-growing Thai girl

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The world’s tallest man stepped up to help a rapidly growing Thai girl at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’s 17th anniversary celebration.

Sultan Kosen, who stands 2.51 m. (8 ft. 3 in.) tall, appeared with seven “Thai human wonders” at the South Pattaya tourist attraction June 9. A victim of a pituitary gland tumor, Kosen, 29, recently received treatment that stopped the out-of-control growth that added two inches to his height since 2009.

Kosen’s appeared to help raise money for Miss Mamaew of Phitsanulok whose height has already reached 1.9 m.

The world’s tallest man Sultan Kosen and others from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! step up to help Miss Mamaew who is already 1.9 m tall. The world’s tallest man Sultan Kosen and others from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! step up to help Miss Mamaew who is already 1.9 m tall.

Among the Thai human oddities Ripley’s put on display were “Wolf Girl” Malee Duangdee, who holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for longest body hair; “Scorpion Queen” Kanchana Ketkaew, “Centipede King” Bunthawee Siengwong, and others branded with such titles as the “Human Penguin”, “Uncle Steel Hand” and the “Snake King”.

All the unique characters took turns cutting the anniversary cake while accepting donations for the Phitsanulok girl.

Kosen said this was his first time in Thailand and thought both the country and its women beautiful. He said he wouldn’t see much more than Pattaya, however, due to his busy global travel schedule.