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Zeng Jinlian, thetallestman.com, November 26, 2012
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The content here was rightly blanked by an IP who saw the resemblence, and previously concerns had been expressed on the talkpage; however, a look at the article history here shows the text naturally evolving from 2006 onwards. The tallestman.com page on Zeng Jinlian appears to have first come into existence sometime around November 2009; the revision around this time was , and everything except the very last sentence is identical. So essentially, they copied from us, and while they need to make that clearer for our purposes we don't have a problem here. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 16:31, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
I followed Zeng's ordeal at the time and after her death the papers said she was 8'1¾" LONG; a length, which makes sense for a measurement after her death. If so, her standing height would have been less, about 7'10" or so. Therefore Jane Bunford remained the world's tallest woman ever.
Then a couple years later it was changed, in the media, to her height with normal spinal curvature, since she had scoliosis. What?! Anyone have the particulars?Mytg8 00:47, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
The page on Jane Bunford notes that her measured height of 7'10" was also corrected due to her kyphoscoliosis, and that her standing height was 7'7". If that's the case, Zeng is still tallest (standing heights: Bunford 7'7", Zeng 7'10"; heights corrected for spinal curvature: Bunford 7'10", Zeng 8'1"). It's common practice with extremely tall people to measure length along the axis of the body (i.e. from the feet along the length of the spine to the top of the head) rather than standing height, simply because so many giants suffer from spinal deformity. John F. Carroll's page mentions this (he stood 8'0", but measured 8'7" in length), and John Rogan's standing height of 8'9" was impossible to measure until his death, simply because his severe ankylosis meant he was incapable of standing. Thefamouseccles 01:26, 11 September 2007 (UTC)