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World’s Tallest Man Visits Iceland

By Iceland Review

The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, arrives in Iceland tonight. On Friday he will meet media representatives and on Saturday sign the new Guinness World Records book in the Smáralind shopping mall in Kópavogur.

In August, Kosen was appointed the world’s tallest man at a height of 246.5 cm (8 ft 1.2 in).

Following his appointment, Kosen is traveling the world, which is something that he is excited about, according to a press release from Forlagid, the Icelandic publisher of Guinness World Records.

When asked about his hopes and dreams for the future, Kosen replied that he’d like to get married and have children. “I’m looking for love,” he said. “Who knows whether I’ll find it here?”

Morgunbladid reported that Icelandic furniture designer G.Á. Húsgögn had been given the task of designing a chair for Kosen since standard-sized chairs are a little small for him.

“He is 246 cm tall, which is 70 cm taller than the average man,” said Grétar Árnason at G.Á. Húsgögn, explaining that the chair is being made with that difference in mind.

The feet of the chair are 62 centimeters long, while they usually measure 40 centimeters, and the seat is 86 centimeters deep, compared to the usual 25 centimeters.

“It isn’t complicated, just fun,” Árnason commented.

Kosen’s Iceland trip is organized by Forlagid in cooperation with Guinness World Records, Smáralind, Hagkaup and Hótel Loftleidir.

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