The New Book of Guinness World Records

How publisher collects and verifies its true tall tales

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

The world's tallest man left his farm in Turkey recently to visit the city with the most and tallest buildings. Soltan Kosen came to New York City with Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday of Scotland to promote the November release of the 2010 edition of the book.

Scholastic Kid Reporter Chloe Anello spent a Sunday afternoon with the two at the New York offices of the Guinness World Records. Check out her report by clicking play on the video.

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World's tallest man, Soltan Kosen, with Kid Reporter Choe Anello. Kosen is 8' 1" as verified by Guinness World Records. (Photo by Suzanne Freeman)

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