Monday, October 10, 2011
Largest feet: Brahim Takioullah sets world record
PARIS, France -- With height of over eight feet (246 cm), Morocco's Brahim Takioullah, 29, have left foot measuring one-feet-three-inches (38.1 cm) in length, while his right foot measures 2.76 inches - setting the new world record for the Largest feet, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: Morocco's Brahim Takioullah, who has the largest feet of the world, poses on a bench in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Takioullah's left foot measures 38.1 cm (1 ft 3 in) while his right foot measures 37.5 cm (1 ft 2.76 in). Photo: AFP, Bertrand Guay (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the the biggest feet was set by Sultan Kosen from Turkey - who has a 36.5cm left foot and a 35.5cm right foot.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest feet EVER was set by Robert Wadlow (USA, 1918 - 1940), the tallest ever man, who wore US size 37AA shoes (UK size 36 or approximately a European size 75), equivalent to 47cm (18½ in) long.
Judges from Guinness World Records came to France to measure him and confirmed his suspicion that he had record-breaking feet - his left measuring 38.1cm in length and his right, 37.4cm.
The 29-year-old man from Morocco has been source of attention for one and all. It was found that during his school days, he was diagnosed with acromegaly which produces hormone growth in excess.
Though it's good to get fame, but it has troubled him a lot. Now, hope resides on French doctors who are mulling the option to trim down the secretion of Takioullah's brain tumour.
Takioullah cannot stand up straight in the small flat he shares with his mother in the Paris suburbs, has difficulty getting into a taxi or the Metro, and can never move around without attracting attention.
But he is surprisingly good humoured about his situation, smiling and posing for mobile phone snaps and politely answering questions about his condition, a rare medical problem that he hopes to cure through surgery.
He hopes one day to have a specially built car he could drive himself, but for now even getting a pair of shoes stretches his budget - he takes a European size 58, which no shop has ever stocked.
"I always need them made-to-measure and they're very expensive. I once asked a cobbler to make me some shoes and he said it would cost 3500 euros ($4851),'' he sighed.
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Monday, October 10, 2011