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Igor Vovkovinskiy, Tallest Man in US , Dies in Minnesota

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He was only 38 years of age and was 7 ft 8.33 inches with size 26 feet

So young to have heart disease but it was probably attributed to his height

https://www.today.com/news/igor-vovkovinskiy-tallest-man-us-dies-minnesota-38-t228944

telmel
4 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen4 weeks ago

Very sad 🥺

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
4 weeks ago

He wasnt the tallest though N, Robert Wadlow also from the USA was 8 ft 11.1'' and his shoe size was 37, he was the tallest man in the world until 1940 and he died age 22

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana4 weeks ago

They pretty much always die young when they are such heights, often their organs don't fully scale up to match their height so they are destined to fail early. I think its a low percentage of very tall people that have reasonable health and a reasonably long lifespan.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
4 weeks ago

My brother in law played basketball for england in the 80s and 90s , i always thought he was very tall at 6ft 9'' , i cannot imagine these heights B

One trait i noticed was he had a slight stoop, probably due to constantly ducking under doorways etc

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana4 weeks ago

telmel I'm 6' 2" so reasonably tall but I went to Oxford a few years ago and while I was in a small shop this bloke came in and had to duck down through the door way, made me feel like a child. I don't know what his height was but it felt like 7 foot or more but probably wasn't.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
4 weeks ago

BonzoBanana I suppose records will continue to be broken B as the generations advance and become taller , inevitable

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19633 weeks ago

I had a boyfriend who was 6 .7 with size 10's.That was big enough. You'd have to get a lift up to the other fella.Hubby was 5.2 so I obviously don't have a type lol.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ive had that experience M, taller and shorter partners, but it seems to be more preferable for a woman to have a taller male partner,t it seems society accepts this more and i think it makes the woman more comfortable

You very rarely see a couple where the man is shorter or the woman taller for that matter

If you watch dating programs on tv for example, when someone asks the type of man they prefer its always tall in the equation

I could be wrong but it is only what i see

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19633 weeks ago

Hubby was half my weight as well.Tall or short doesn't worry me nor looks really.Just like kind,humorous ,non aggressive solvent honest decent types.All else is non mandatory lol.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Thats a nice attitude M, sometimes the world judges people too much on looks alone when personality is a more attractive trait

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19633 weeks ago

Looks fade as do health and finance.I'd live in one room with soup,bread and a blanket with the right fella.I'd drive em potty with my warped sense of humour that I inherited from my lovely father who was so handsome he had to fight off the ladies with a stick lol.

Call me old fashioned lol

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

MelissaLee1963 Theres nothing old fashioned about it M, it should be the going trend

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telmel
telmel
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2 weeks ago
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didbygraham
didbygraham2 weeks ago

Such a shame. he was a very influential person when he was alive. It was said that many people looked up to him...

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Oh D, almost as bad as my humour 😁

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