Tallest Man Facts

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Who Is The Tallest Man In The World?

The world’s tallest man ever recorded in the history of mankind – Robert Wadlow, was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918, and was 6 feet tall by the time he was even eight years old.  He suffered from the disorder Gigantism that makes the lower portions of the body extremely large, while the head and torso remain at normal sizes. The results was the tallest man on planet Earth.  This is caused by a pituitary gland tumor that excretes large amounts of growth hormone, resulting in the disorder that is technically called as acromegalic gigantism.

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He reached a final height of 8 feet 11 inches at the age of twenty-one years, and finally died of an inflamed leg. Today tallest living man (as of 2015) is Sultan Kosen who is 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) tall and lives in Ankara, Turkey.
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Robert toured the whole nation, and we hope that a few individuals might have memories of him that they’d love to share. For one, he required a lot of food, including nutrients like magnesium and high grain food like pancakes.  He would wear a conservative business suit, not any kind of costume. One day he told his father that he wasn’t feeling well. He had been looking forward to it and asked the doctor if he would be able to attend the event.

Wadlow died at quite a young age. Wadlow was famous in the world as a result of his remarkable height. Wadlow died at age 22. Robert Wadlow is a considerable portion of the history of Alton. Robert Wadlow is seen as the tallest man ever known. Robert Wadlow died more than 70 years back, but till now he is called the tallest man on the planet.

As mentioned earlier, his shoes were both big and costly. Some shoes are created by combining both the methods. Sports shoes need to be specially designed using different materials to supply comfort and avert injury.  One may think he should have excelled in sports like basketball or volleyball, but there is so much risk of injury. 

Some folks would rather go all of the way and purchase caskets made out of fancy materials. The casket wouldn’t fit in the hearse once the funeral ended. Some of us will go for traditional wooden caskets, as an example.

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Shaquille O’Neal next to a replica of the tallest man to have lived from pics

TIL The world’s tallest man as of 2006 was asked to help remove plastic from a dolphin’s stomach, and he succeeded by sticking his arm down the dolphins’ esophagus and pulling out the plastic by hand from todayilearned

Here is a running list of the tallest man alive as each year passes.

56 Comments on “Tallest Man Facts”

    6 Feet?Looks like a giant.Come on it has to be more.xp

    The article refers to 6 feet at age 8.

  2. This guy had a lot of problems,but the biggest problem was to find the girl.Pity that the basketball was in development at that time, today would certainly played in the NBA, and easily found the girl.

  3. One interesting fact is that the name of the town literally means “Tall guy” in spanish (alto = tall; alton = slang for altote or really tall guy). Look it up!

  4. Its not 6 feet, he was 6 feet by age eight it said. His final height was over EIGHT FEET at age 21 when he died.

    6 Feet?Looks like a giant.Come on it has to be more.xp

    His total hight was EIGHT feet, eleven inches, if you would have read on. lol

  6. Bob wrote: #
    so EVERY part of his lower body was huge…below the torso…wow. including…uhh,wow.

    lol imagine that.. he should hold two world records…

  7. I REALLY hate to be that guy, but just think about it. He could slap someone in the face with his member while they were BOTH standing up.

    That would be the ultimate win to any argument. Just saying.

  8. that iz friggin tall i feel sorry for him it must have been hard to find a bed he could sleep in and by the way y do you guys wanna knw the size of his memba sik minded people dees days

  9. Thu i hate hoe ppl are commenting on one picture, its very bad of you all please don’t talk about anyone in your life got it.

  10. There is no way that his head and torso were normal size put their comparison to the man below him, his arm alone from shoulder to tip of finger, is about the length the smaller man’s shoulder to his shin…maybe normal for “his” size, and then the legs being completely longer than normal. That makes more sense…:)

  11. As a native of Alton IL and having family that knew him, Robert Wadlow was a genleman of the first degree. He stands (no pun intended)as an example for all with diabilities, as Helen Keller, to never let the disabioity become ‘you’.
    Enjoy life, help others.

  12. I grew up near Alton, Ill, and recall the legend of “The Alton Giant” with much fondness; although,I don’t suppose one could say that I grew at all (Pardon my pun). I presently tower to well over four feet. I was the runt of my litter, and perhaps this is why I was always fascinated with photos and stories about Mr. Wadlow. I recall visiting his birthplace -or some such “museum” site in Alton as a small child. I think his warm smile and kind eyes tell an accurate story. G-d bless Mr. Wadlow.

  13. I wouldn’t wanna be that tall, in my school there is dis boy who’s in 6 form and he is really tall, (his brother and sister are following him in that) he has tot tuck throw every door and he cant walk properly but tht is natural I mean, so no need to faf about it, I may just be a history they wanna make peeps bielve or just for peeps tot talk bout it lol xxxxxxx

  14. well, what I think is if there are pictrues and a history about it then it is true but in other words it may not be we never know what history is about, some times they lie for us to belive in the waay they want us too. and sometimes it is true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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