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Robert Wadlow


At 8’11”, he became the tallest man and had his name in the Guinness Reserve of World Information. He was casually referred to as the Large of Illinois. Because of his size, they produced him a specific desk to make use of during elementary college. He wasn’t simply high, he weighed over 400 pounds. His parents had been called Addie Johnson and Harold Wadlow. He and Andre the Large had been both known because of their towering heights.

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Full Name Robert Wadlow
Date Of Birth February 22, 1918
Died July 15, 1940, Manistee, Michigan, United States
Place Of Birth Alton, IL
Height 2.72 m
Weight 490 pounds
Profession Public figure
Education Shurtleff College
Nationality American
Parents Addie Johnson, Harold Wadlow
Siblings Eugene Wadlow, Harold Wadlow Jr., Helen Wadlow, Betty Wadlow
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1Was still growing at the time of his death.
2Peak weight of 491 lbs on his 21st birthday, 439 lbs at death; his hands measured 12 3/4", his feet 18 1/2", and his armreach was 9'5 1/2".
3Weighed a normal 8 lbs 5 oz at birth.
4At the age of 9 (height 6' 2 1/2", weight 180 lbs) he was strong enough to carry his father up the stairs to the second floor.
5Had a daily calorie intake of 8,000.
6World's tallest boyscout at 7' 4" and 270 lbs when he was 13 years old.
7The world's tallest man.

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Extreme Bodies2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Tallest Person Who Ever Lived
Extraordinary People2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside Extraordinary Humans: The Science of Gigantism2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
History's Mysteries2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Ripley's Believe It or Not!2000TV SeriesHimself
Freaks Uncensored!1999DocumentaryHimself
Sideshow: Alive on the Inside1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Some Call Them... Freaks1981TV Movie documentaryHimself - World's Tallest Man
The Story of Robert1975Documentary shortHimself

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