The Tallest Man In History: Robert Wadlow
Do you know that feeling you get when you feel like someone really tall is standing behind you?
Usually, you turn around and it’s obvious that the 7 foot man you’re looking up at has been playing basketball for years.
You can try to act unimpressed and move along, but not if the man behind you is Robert Wadlow. Firstly because he died many years ago, but secondly because he is the tallest man in history!
Robert Wadlow was 8 feet and 11 inches tall, or 2.72 meters if you’re not a feet person. As you can see in the video, this man was so tall, even women couldn’t reach him; and if what they say about feet is true, you will be shocked by his shoe size:
Unfortunately, the tallest man alive passed away at only 22 years old, and, no, he was not hit by a low flying plane. He died because of a parasitic infection and his auto-immune disorder.
There are other people who are claimed to be even taller, but Robert Wadlow is the tallest person in history which had definitive proof for his height, while others weren’t accurately measured.