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Tallest Woman in the World

Tallest Womanin the World

If you want to know the record holder for the tallest woman in the world, then you're in the right place. The tallest woman ever was Zeng Jinlian (June 26, 1964 – February 13, 1982), She is also the only female counted among the twelve individuals in medical history who reached a verified eight feet or more. At the time of her death at the age of 17, in Hunan, China, she was 8 ft 1.75 in (249 cm) tall. However, she could not stand up straight due to a severely deformed spine. Nevertheless, she was the tallest person in the world at the time.

Yao Defen is considered the tallest living woman who was born in July 15, 1972 in Shucheng China . Yao measured 2.33 m (7 ft 8 in). Her gigantism is due to a tumor in her pituitary gland. The story of this "woman giant" began to spread rapidly after she went to see a doctor at the age of fifteen years for an illness. After that, many companies attempted to train her to be a sports star. The plans were abandoned, however, because Defen was too weak. Because she is illiterate, since 1992 Yao Defen has been forced to earn a living by traveling with her father and performing.

Sandra Elaine "Sandy" Allen was also recognized the tallest woman during her life. She is from the U.S (born June 18, 1955 – died in August 13, 2008). She was 7 ft. 7¼ in. (232 cm) in height. Jane "Jinny" Bunford (26 July 1895 – 1 April 1922) is the second tallest Briton ever recorded in British medical history. At the time of her death she was also the tallest woman in world medical history, a record that stood for the next sixty years. In March 1922, Jane stood 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) tall, in her final measurement taken when she was alive. It was estimated that she would have been 2.41 m (7 ft 11 in), if she had not developed the spinal curvature.

Did you know that the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and the Czech Republic have the highest average height. Which means females in these countries are taller than the rest of the world. The average female height in the Netherlands (5 ft 6 1/2 in or 1.69 m), Belgium (5 ft 6 in or 1.67 m), Norway (5 ft 6 in or 1.67 m) and the Czech Republic (5 ft 6 in or 1.67 m).

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Khagendra Thapa Magar born in born October 14, 1992, measures 0.67 m (2 ft 2 1⁄2 in) and considered the shortest living adult. Formerly the shortest teenager in the world. He took the title of shortest man from Edward Nino Hernandez when he turned 18 on October 14, 2010. Magar is a primordial dwarf.

He Pingping was according to the Guinness World Records, the world's shortest man who was able to walk (mobile) who measured 74 cm (2 ft 5 in) tall. He died March 21, 2010.

Unverified claims of the shortest person is made concerning June Rey Balawing, considered to be the unofficial smallest man, measuring 22 in (56 cm), not yet verified by Guinness World Records.

Did you know that primordial dwarfism is a form of dwarfism that results in a smaller body size in all stages of life beginning from before birth. More specifically, primordial dwarfism is a diagnostic category including specific types of profoundly proportionate dwarfism, in which individuals are extremely small for their age, even as a fetus. Most individuals with primordial dwarfism are not diagnosed until they are about 3 years of age.

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