Think your corn is tall? The worlds tallest cornstalk was grown by Don Radda of Washington IA in the 1940s...it was 31 feet tall! They have a full size sculpture of it at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Think your corn is tall? The world's tallest cornstalk was grown by J.Karl of Allegany NY in the 2000's...it was 34 feet tall! They have the actual specimen of it in Allegany.
That's not entirely true
Karl's is not official
Radda 31 foot is the record
Karl's purported 34 footer has never been seen nor verified by anyone except himself, is not a record, and likely doesn't exist.
It was even updated. Guinness is a bunch of losers. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/2000/tallest-sweetcorn-(maize)-plant
Hmm ... Guinness and
There were only 2 articles, by separate news outlets, both reporters verifying that 4 separate Ph.D's verified the plant while it was growing. So it is not entirely true, not official, purported, not seen or verified by anyone except himself, not a record, and likely doesn't exist. Good points. Thanks for your contribution.