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This Is Robert Wadlow, The World’s Tallest Man That Ever Lived (17 pics + 1 video)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   4 Jun 2018   / 15803 views

On February 22, 1918, a healthy boy named Robert Wadlow was born

Nobody could’ve anticipated that the seemingly normal baby boy will grow up to be the world’s tallest man

Wadlow’s extraordinary growth was fueled by a hyperactive pituitary gland

By the age of 5, he had to wear clothes intended for a 17-year old, as he reached the height of 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)

Three years later he outgrew and outweighed his father as his height reached 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) and he weighted 90 kg (200 pounds)

At 13 years old he became the world’s tallest Boy Scout, he had to wear a custom-made uniform and used a modified tent and a sleeping bag

Robert broke the record for world’s tallest man when he reached the 2.53 m (8 ft 4 in) height at the age of 18

He suffered from weakness and lack of sensation in his legs and feet, and he required leg braces and a cane to walk

In 1940 ill-fitted brace rubbing against his ankle caused a blister

It got badly infected and on July 15, 1940, Wadlow passed away at the age of 22

Prior to his death, the doctors had measured his height at 2.72 meters (8 ft 11.1 in)

Recently a breathtaking footage of this unique man has emerged, watch it below













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