Rare Photos Of The World's Tallest Man Will Make You Feel Like An Elf.
A lot of people seem to find tall guys extremely attractive, but there's a downside to everything, including being, well, "too tall." For example, you can walk right into a door frame or hit your head on a chandelier. To make things worse, even your friends and your significant other may start to have issues with your height when it comes to doing certain things like taking a group photo with a bunch of average height people. Oh, and finding clothes that fit? Forget it! Also, hotel showers would probably be an issue, especially since the shower head would probably reach your navel. How would you even wash your hair? Well, recent footage was found of the tallest man who has ever lived. His name was Robert Wadlow and he could make even the tallest person feel short.
Robert Wadlow was born on February 22, 1918 in Alton, Illinois, and he seemed like a regular baby.
His parents never imagined that their tiny baby boy would grow up to become the tallest human being on the planet. He was so tall that getting in a car was a challenge. These lovely gals standing next to him on a photo were half his size.
Even as a young man, Wadlow was already taller than his old man, and definitely taller than his brother.
Most kids outgrow the need for their parents, but this kid simply outgrew his entire family... literally! His little brother looked up to him because he obviously had no choice. Wadlow probably had to be careful about swinging that arm around too.
According to the doctors of the time, there was one possible theory for his unusual growth.
Wadlow had probably grown taller than most humans because his pituitary gland was hyperactive. In most folks, the gland tells the body when it needs to stop growing, but in Wadlow's case, his gland must have hit the snooze button and allowed him to keep on growing.
Imagine trying to cut your birthday cake and having everyone in town watching you like a spectacle.
By the time Wadlow was 9, he was strong enough to carry his dad all the way up the stairs to the second floor of the house. Of course, that was because Wadlow himself weighed 180 lbs (81.6 kg) and was 6 ft., 2 in (1.88 m) tall.
While it's true that he was extremely tall, Wadlow was still just a boy who wanted to do things his own age.
In fact, he enlisted in the Boy Scouts when he was 13 and became the tallest scout in the history of scouts as he measured 7 ft., 3 in (2.21 m). His height might have even given him an advantage to earn some merit badges that others his age found challenging.
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