Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tallest Man In Recorded History

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Did you know the confirmed tallest male and person by Guinness World Records?

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Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940)

The tallest man in medical history for whom there is incontestable evidence is Robert Pershing Wadlow, is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his gentility in Alton, Illinois. He was born at Alton, Illinois, USA, on February 22, 1918, and when he was last measured on June 27, 1940, was found to be 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in) tall. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood was due to hyperthropy of his pituitary gland which results to high level of human growth hormone abnormality.

Wadlow died at 1:30 a.m. on July 15, 1940, at age 22, in a hotel in Manistee, Michigan, as a result of a septic blister on his right ankle caused by a brace, which had been poorly fitted only a week earlier. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Alton, in a coffin measuring 3.28 m (10 ft 9 in) long, 81 cm (32 in) wide and 76 cm (30 in) deep. An estimated 40,000 people attended Wadlow's funeral on July 19. He was buried in a half-ton coffin that required twelve pallbearers to carry, which was interred within a vault of solid concrete. It was believed that Wadlow's family were concerned for the sanctity of his body after his death, and went to these lengths of security to ensure it would never be disturbed or stolen.

Wadlow's utmost recorded weight was 222.71 kg (35 st 1 lb) on his 21st birthday and he weighed 199 kg (31 st 5 lb) at the time of his death. His shoe size was 37AA (47 cm, 18½ in long) and his hands measured 32.4 cm (12¾ in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. He wore a size 25 ring. His arm span was 2.88 m (9 ft 5¾ in) and his peak daily food consumption was 8000 calories.

At the age of nine, he was able to carry his father Harold F. Wadlow, later Mayor of Alton, who stood 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) and weighed 77 kg (170 lb), up the stairs of the family home.

And here's a list of the tallest people, living and dead, in the world:

Second tallest male in recorded history
(1868 – 1905)

John William "Bud" Rogan is one of twelve individuals in medical history to reach a height of eight feet or more. He was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, between 1865 and 1868. Rogan began to grow very rapidly at the age of 13 leading to ankylosis. Eventually he could not stand or walk. His exact height was not measured until his death. At that time he measured 8 ft 9 in (267 cm) tall[1][2] but weighed only 175 pounds (79 kg), making him the tallest African-American, and the second tallest person, ever recorded. Rogan died in 1905 from complications of his disease. He is an Irish actor who has appeared in many films and TV programmes over the past thirty years. Rogan was born and educated in Waterford, Ireland and was best known as a stage actor in many productions ranging from Shakespearean plays to musicals and contemporary drama. His full CV in the theatre is formidable.

Once held the Guinness title of tallest living person but refuses to be measured by the Guinness Book under new guidelines.
(1970 - Present )

Leonid Ivanovych Stadnyk (Ukranian) is a living man renowned for his stature. He was formerly listed as the world's tallest living man according to Guinness World Records. Craig Glenday editor-in-chief of Guineness World Records, harbingered that the title of world's tallest man had been returned to China's Bao Xishun after stadynk refused to be measured under new guidelines, last August 20, 2008, which required him to be independently measured by Guinness World Records arbitrators.

Performed in various circuses and even wrestled the mighty Louis Cyr.

Edouard Beaupré (January 9, 1881 – July 3, 1904) was a circus and freak show giant, strongman, and a star in Barnum and Bailey's circus. Beaupré was the eldest of 20 children born to Gaspard and Florestine (née Piché) Beaupré in the newly-founded parish of Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan, Canada, and was the first child to be baptized in the parish. Beaupré did not appear abnormally large at birth, and for the first three years of his life, his growth was relatively normal. However, Edouard's growth rate then increased dramatically, so much so that by age nine he was six feet tall, and by the age of 17 his height was recorded at 7'1". In 1902, Edouard's height was measured at 8 feet 2.5 inches and he weighed over 400 pounds. His death certificate describes him as being 8'3" (2,52m) tall and still growing.

Tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.
(1982 - Present )

Sultan Kösen (born 10th December 1982) is a Turkish man who is the current record holder of the tallest living man in the world as recognised by Guinness World Records. He is one of only twelve individuals in medical history to be confirmed at a height of eight feet or more. Kösen's height was recorded at 2.465 m (8 ft 1.0 in) in his home country by Guinness World Records, at August 25, 2009, overtaking former world record holder Bao Xishun who stands 2.36 m (7 ft 8.9 in) tall. Kösen is also the current Guinness World Record holder of 'largest hands', and 'largest feet', measuring 27.5 cm and 36.5 cm respectively.

Tallest living Chinese
(1983 - Present )

Zhang Juncai (born 1983) is one of the world's tallest people, standing at 2.42 meters (7 ft 11 in). He comes from Shanxi Province, China. He was verified as China's tallest man (and maybe even the world's tallest man) on 23 November 2004 at 2.42 meters (7 ft 11 in). He stands 6 cm (2.4 in) taller than Bao Xishun, 5 cm (2.0 in) shorter than Sultan Kösen and 72 cm (28 in) taller than the average Chinese man. Zhang went to the hospital on 16 April 2009 to visit his friend, the 2.36-meter (7 ft 9 in) tall woman Yao Defen, who fell over and injured her head. Zhang also met Liang Yong (China's fattest man at 200 kilograms (440 lb)) on 16 April 2009.

Tallest living Indonesian
( 1985– Present )

Suparwono - Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009.

Tallest living American
( 1983– Present )

Igor Vovkovinskiy - At a towering 7 feet 8 1/3 inches, Igor Vovkovinskiy now holds top honors as the tallest man in the United States, according to Guinness World Records officials. The 27-year-old Minnesota resident -- who sports size 24 10-E shoes -- one-upped previous record-holder George Bell, passing the 7-foot-8 deputy sheriff by a third of an inch.