If you're 69.5 inches tall, it means that you stand at 5' 9.5''.

The average American men’s height is 177 cm, which is 69.7 inches, approximately 5 foot – 10 inches tall. According to sources, the tallest men on Earth, on average, are from the Netherlands, standing at 6ft 0in (184.8 cm) tall, while the shortest people are from Indonesia standing at 5ft 2in tall.

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Based on the *Guinness World Records*, Sultan Kosen of Turkey currently holds the tallest recorded height in the world, while Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal is the shortest.

Kosen, 31, is a part-time farmer who measures 8 feet, 2.8 inches tall and can reach a basketball hoop without jumping. He became the world's tallest living man in 2009, overtaking China's Xi Shun, who stood a mere 7 feet.

Dangi, 74, is just 21.5 inches tall and is the shortest adult human ever verified by Guinness World Records. He weighs just 32 pounds.

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