The only admissible evidence upon the true height of Giants is that of recent date made under impartial medical supervision. These were the words of Norris and Rose Mc Whirter, the founder of Guinness world records in 1955. They went on to dismiss claims for legendary Giants such as the biblical og, king of Bashan. The twins then named Robert Wadlow as the tallest man of whom there is irrefutable evidence.
When last measured on 27th June 1940, the mild- mannered American stretched a straggering 2.72 m. Perhaps surprisingly, Robert Wadlow entered the world no differently to most babies. He was born on February 22,1918 to two regular sized parents, weighing an unremarkable 3.85 kg. But he rapidly started to shoot up, reaching an incredible 1.63m by the age of five, by which time he was already wearing clothes intended for teenagers. In 1936, the gentle giant known as Robert Wadlow graduated from high school and enrolled in college with the intention of studying law.
Sadly, it was Robert's legs that caused his premature death, Aged just 22 years old. He died at 1:30 am on July 15, 1940 in a hotel.
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