Life Is Tough For The World's Tallest Man


At 8ft 5in, Leonard Stadnik is the tallest man in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. While that sounds really cool and amazing, living a normal life and doing the things we take for granted is a little difficult for this extra-tall man.

Born in a village in Ukraine, Leonard started to grow abnormally tall when he was around 14, after a brain operation triggered some hormones.

By the time he graduated as a veterinarian, he was 6ft 5in tall, and had already outgrown his bicycle. He started taking the bus to work, however as he kept growing, that too became really difficult.

Then six years ago he had to quit his job because he could not afford to buy custom-made shoes for his size 64 feet. His knees hurt from crouching down when he goes through the doorways in his house.

Life has gotten a little easier since he was named in the Guinness Book of Records. He has since received lots of help from kind-hearted strangers. They have provided him with over-sized clothes; custom shoes, an over-sized bicycle and even a new computer with connection to the Internet. He now has on-line friends from all over the world and is even trying to learn English. Last week, he received the biggest surprise of all - a custom car from the President of Ukraine - who even took the time to drive him around!

Hopefully, things just keep getting better and better for this gentle giant!

Sources: lifeinthefastlane,

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  • drumbunker
    drumbunkerMonday, February 1, 2016 at 10:12 am
    Aw that a hard life fir him and a good life
    • fusionfury
      fusionfurySaturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm
      so sad
      • bunnytech
        bunnytechThursday, December 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm
        D: Poor him
        • wildizy
          wildizyThursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:18 am
          i feel so bad for him he deserves a good wife!
          • jello3
            jello3Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:45 am
            That's sad enough
            • diamondkid
              diamondkidSaturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm
              • fusionfury
                fusionfurySaturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                what's so funny about that that's mean to him
              • girly2
                girly2Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5:29 am
                he is sooooo tall!!!
                • happypug12
                  happypug12Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:29 am
                  Poor guy! He must always be bonking his head! I bet he has to use an ice pack every day!
                  • MadHatterFriday, September 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm
                    Woah. This man is like literally a giant. Just woah.
                    • cutiepie99
                      cutiepie99Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm
                      WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW Wow