Minnesota family is confirmed as tallest in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records
A Minnesota family has been confirmed as the tallest in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Trapp family, consisting of father Scott, mother Krissy and children Savanna, Molly and Adam, have an average height of 6 feet.
Adam, 22, may be the youngest member of the family, but he is also the tallest at 7ft 3in, and was the driving force behind the Trapps reaching out to Guinness World Records.
Mom Krissy is the shortest of the Trapps measuring 6ft 3in.
While Savanna Trapp-Blanchfield, 27, comes in as the second tallest child at 6 feet, followed closely by Molly Steede, 24, who is 6 feet, with father Scott 6 feet.
The Trapp family has an average height of 6ft 8in (photo L-R: Mother Krissy, Molly, Father Scott, Savanna and Adam)
They broke the record on December 6, 2020 with a combined length equal to the length of half a tennis court after being measured by Dr. Anna Sudoh, an orthopedic physician at Essentia Health.
But the Trapp kids say being tall isn’t easy and comes with its own unique problems.
Savanna told Guinness World Records: ‘The growing pains were unreal. I have stretch marks on the back of my legs. If I get up too fast, I’ll pass out and it’s still a long way to fall.” She also explained how she grew an inch and a half in just a month during a growth spurt.
They broke the record on December 6, 2020 with a combined height equal to the length of half a tennis court after being measured by Dr. Anna Sudoh, an orthopedic physician at Essentia Health (record certificate pictured at center)
Papa Scott added, “When I was in first grade, I was taller than my teacher.”
But he also explained the benefits of his height: “I like meeting new people when they ask me about my height.”
The family shared how difficult it was to perform everyday tasks such as buying clothes and driving a car.
Adam described how, “like most people,” he could tuck one leg at a time into his pants. However, in a video posted on YouTubeSavanna said, “God bless the drag queens. This is the only way I have high heels, right, because I have a women’s size 16, men’s size 15.”
Adam Trapp (center), 22, is the youngest member of the family, but also the tallest at 1.8m tall, and was the driving force behind the family reaching out to Guinness World Records
Helped by their height in sports, the three Trapp children were recruited by colleges into both basketball and volleyball, with one coach saying, “You can’t teach heights.”
Savanna hopes to use her height to model and younger brother Molly wants to start her own tall family and break the record.
“Our friends and family are so proud of us and like to use us to brag because they say they know a world record holder,” said Savanna.
Krissy, their mother (left), is the shortest of the Trapps, measuring 6ft 3in. Savanna Trapp-Blanchfield, 27, (second from right) comes in as the second tallest boy at 6 feet, closely followed by Molly Steede, 24, who is 6 feet. Dad Scott (center) is a towering 6ft 8in
Elsewehere, a 15-year-old Florida basketball star who stands a staggering 228 centimeters tall, became the tallest teen in the world after entering the Guinness World Records for his height.
Olivier Rioux, a Canadian who plays as a center for the IMG Academy in Bradenton, seems to be on track to play professional basketball as he continues to develop.
‘My mother is 1.82 m’ and my father is 1.80 m”, said Rioux. He also revealed that he wears a size 20 shoe.
Olivier Rioux, a 15-year-old from Canada, confirmed his place in the Guinness World Records as the tallest teenager on Earth
In 2018, the tallest man in the world met the shortest woman in the world in Egypt for a photo shoot in front of the pyramids.
Sultan Kosen, a 39-year-old from Turkey, is 2.80 meters tall, making him the tallest man in the world, while 28-year-old Jyoti Amge from India is the shortest woman in the world at just over 60 cm. .
The two Guinness Wold Record holders met in Cairo as part of a campaign to revive the country’s struggling tourism industry.
In 2018, the tallest man in the world met the shortest woman in the world in Egypt for a photo shoot in front of the pyramids
According to the Guinness World RecordsKosen is the first person in more than a decade to measure more than 8 feet and is one of only 10 confirmed cases in history.
Although he is the tallest man in the world, his relatives are all of average size. Kosen was also a normal height until his growth spurt when he was 10 years old.
Its massive size is the result of a condition known as “pituitary gigantism,” which is caused by an overproduction of growth hormone.
Sultan Kosen (left), a 39-year-old from Turkey, stands at 8ft 3in, making him the tallest man in the world, while 28-year-old Jyoti Amge (right) from India is the shortest woman in the world at just over 2ft long
Unable to attend school due to his size, Kosen worked as a farmer to support his family.
Meanwhile, Amge’s limited length is due to a form of pull called achondroplasia. The average woman with the same growth abnormality usually grows to 48 inches tall.
As a teenager, she weighed just 11 pounds and was officially named the world’s shortest woman in 2011 after her 18th birthday.
Amge is an actress and she worked with Jessica Lange and other A-list stars when he took on the role of Ma Petit in American Horror Story: Freak Show, which aired in 2014.