Tallest Man Facts

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. 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.

How Tall Is The Tallest Man?

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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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

56 Comments on “Tallest Man Facts”

  1. JUST ANOTHER INTERESTING PERSON wrote: #
    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.

  5. JUST ANOTHER INTERESTING PERSON wrote: #
    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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