Talk:Zeng Jinlian

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And what did she do? Why did she die? (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 07:26, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Eight feet long or tall?[edit]

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)

Possible copyright problem[edit]

The text is the same as here

I don't which copied from which.JaneGrey (talk) 05:00, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

They copied from us based on their other "articles". Wizardman 04:58, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Obvious error?[edit]

Died age 16, table shows height age 17. Not a very accurate comparison... (talk) 05:21, 26 March 2012 (UTC)