Tag: tallest

The tallest man ever – Robert Wadlow

Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918–1940), also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, was an American who became famous as the tallest person ever in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m)[2][4][5] in height and weighed 490 lb (220 kg) at his death at age 22.

The Guinness Book of World Records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.