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World's tallest man, Sultan Kosen, is looking for a girlfriend who isn't scared of him

All Sultan Kosen wants is a woman to look up to – but finding love is a tall order when you are 8ft 1in.

The 27-year-old farmer from Turkey said he’s never had a girlfriend.

But he hopes his luck will change after being named the world’s tallest man by the Guinness Book of Records yesterday.

At the event in London he towered over 4ft 6in Josh Henderson from Surrey.

Sultan said: “I want a car I can fit into, but more than that I want to get married. Until now it’s been really difficult to find a girlfriend. They’re usually scared of me. But hopefully now I’m famous I’ll meet lots of girls. I’d like to get married.”

Sultan also boasts the globe’s biggest hands (10.8in) and largest feet (14.4in). And he needs crutches just to walk.

Maybe it’s not his height that’s scaring the ladies after all, but the thought of his supersized smelly socks.

Source: Daily Mirror

What he lacks in height, he more than makes up for in smiles.

Sadly, he has since died. Read here.

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