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Meet the Moroccan man with the world's largest feet!

Melbourne, Sun, 09 Oct 2011 ANI

Melbourne, Oct 9 (ANI): A Moroccan man with a rare medical condition has set a new record with the biggest pair of feet in the world.


Brahim Takioullah also stands more than 246 cm tall, a close height to world's tallest man, 251cm Sultan Kosen of Turkey.


Judges from Guinness World Records came to France to measure him and confirmed his suspicion that he had record-breaking feet - his left measuring 38.1cm in length and his right, 37.4cm.


Takioullah cannot stand up straight in the small flat he shares with his mother in the Paris suburbs, has difficulty getting into a taxi or the Metro, and can never move around without attracting attention.


Even getting a pair of shoes stretches his budget - he takes a European size 58, which no shop has ever stocked.


Takioullah is from Morocco, and grew up in a small village - grew up fast. In one year in his teens he put on more than one metre in a spurt.


"The school doctor noticed that I was this enormous size and asked me to get some blood tests. I did that, and I was diagnosed with a very rare condition called acromegaly," quoted him as saying.


Acromegaly is a pituitary gland disorder that causes the body to produce excessive growth hormone. The brain tumour can lead to other problems aside from great size, and Takioullah was advised to seek surgery.


Five years ago, a French doctor brought him to Paris for treatment.


French doctors are working to reduce Takioullah's brain tumour, and he hopes his newfound fame will help him find the specialist treatment he needs. (ANI)


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