Does New York have the world's tallest politician?

It isn't just a New York state record. It isn't just an American record. It's in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Most of us will never hold a world record or even know anyone that has. According to the New York Post, a Democratic councilman from Brooklyn was recently crowned the world's tallest politician. Yes, apparently that is a real record that someone can hold. His name is Robert Cornegy and his 6'10. he recently beat out the previous record holder, British Parliament member, Sir Louis Gluckstein, who was 6'7.

He reluctantly entered himself in the Guinness Book of World Records not thinking we would win.

It's pretty cool that we've got a record holder so close to the Hudson Valley.

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