Is The World’s Tallest Teenager Still Growing?


Of course he plays basketball.

At 7-foot-1, Kevin Bradford of Doral, Florida is the world’s tallest teen, and part of the job when you’re featured in the new Guinness World Records book is having to answer a whole bunch of questions — over, and over, and over, and over again.

 What’s your shoe size? How tall is your parents? Do you wish you could shrink a few inches? Have you stopped growing?

Bradford and his mom visited HuffPost last week, and we sat down to talk to the Shaq-sized kid, as they helped launch the 2016 Guinness edition. Aside from nearly hitting his head on a few doorways, we all had a terrific time. 

Listen to the podcast. He answers all our questions. And if you’ve got more, send them to us. 

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<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption">Kevin Bradford, the world's tallest teen, with (from left to right) Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric, Hula Hoop record holder Marawa the Amazing, and Buck Wolf</span> Kevin Bradford, the world’s tallest teen, with (from left to right) Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric, Hula Hoop record holder Marawa the Amazing, and Buck Wolf Share on Pinterest
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    Vijay Kumar V.A of India holds the record for most teeth in one mouth: 37 in all.

  • Largest Ballpoint Pen

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    The largest ball point pen measures 18 feet and one half-inch and weighs about 82 pounds. The pen was made by Acharya Makunuri Srinivasa of India and was presented and measured in Hyderabad, India, on 24 April 2011.

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  • Most Balls Caught By A Dog By The Paws

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    The most BMX time machines in 1 minute is 83 was achieved by Takahiro Ikeda of Japan in Milan, Italy, on June 25, 2014.

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