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Pornchai Sawsri may be the tallest man in the world, but for him that is not something good. It is a big problem. 

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Pornchai Sawsri arrives at Rama 9 hospital for treatment. At 257cms tall, he is unable to walk. PHRAKRIT JUNTAWONG

Too tall

I am 194cms tall which is nice here in Thailand because I can easily see over most crowds of people.

Basketball players like to be even taller because that puts them closer to the basket which is about 3 metres high.

Pornchai Sawsri, a 23 year old man from Surin, is almost that tall, but for him it is a big problem.

Pornchai is 257 cms tall, taller even the Turkish man who is said to be the tallest man in the world.

Pornchai is so tall because there is something wrong with his body that has caused him to grow and grow. His legs can't support his body, so he can't walk. He is so uncomfortable his mother says he has tried to kill himself several times.

Yesterday, he was taken to Rama 9 Hospital for treatment

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treatment: the process of providing medical care - การรักษา

uncomfortable: anxious, embarrassed or afraid and unable to relax; making you feel like this - ไม่สบายใจ, อึดอัด, อึดอัดใจ

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