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The world’s tallest man is not from Pakistan but Turkey

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The tallest man in the world is a Muslim brother from Pakistan

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Explanation

A video is shared on Facebook with a claim that the person in the video is the tallest man in the world and that he is from Pakistan. Some of the posts can be seen here and here.

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What is the truth?

When searching with keywords ‘world’s tallest man’, a video of ‘Guinness World Records’ titled ‘Tallest Man – Guinness World Records’ is found. The description part mentions, Robert Wadlow as the world’s tallest man ever and Sultan Kosen as the world’s tallest living man.

The ‘Guinness World Records’ mentioned that the world’s tallest man ever, Robert Wadlow was born in 1918 and died in 1940.

The tallest living man, Sultan Kosen was born in 1982 and he is from Turkey, reported ‘Guinness World Records’ website.

Recent news about Sultan Kosen was found on 14, November 2022 dated tweet of ‘Daily Star’ about his visit to UK to promote his home country, Turkey’s food and culture.

We searched for Pakistan’s tallest person, where we found that Muhammad Ijaz, tallest man in Pakistan passed away a year back. And it it mentioned in the ‘Daily Times’ article that Pakistan’s second tallest person is Naseer Soomro. And none of the images of these people matched the one in the viral video.

Conclusion

It is found that the world’s tallest man is not from Pakistan as claimed but from Turkey.

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