Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Photo: World's Tallest Man Robert Wadlow Ripley's Odditorium (Gatlinburg)

While I have outlived Robert Wadlow by almost a decade now (he died when he was 22) this dude was no-joke, the tallest man ever alive. It's ridiculous how tall he was, a giant really. He makes me look short and I'm a hair under six foot tall.  

14 comments:

  1. Adam, Robert is taller but you are way cuter. LOL. Wouldn't you hate to buy clothes for that tall a person. Yikes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. I know about this man and it is such a sad case that he just kept growing which made him die so young. I wonder how big he was when he was born?

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  3. He lived near some of my family in Alton, IL. They said he was so a gentle man. The heaviest man lived in Barry/Baylis, IL. He sat outside in the yard and people stopped to talk with him. Also a gentle man.

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  4. Sad because he was so tall he died so young.

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  5. Just imagine if he was married to the shortest woman!!

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    1. My imagination is not as vivid as yours.
      What a thing to write - you could get the newly vacated/sacked position as the Clown of 1600 Penn Avenue 4th National Security Advisor.
      Colin

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  6. I have to wonder if they would be treatment now for his condition now.
    Coffee is on

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  7. I doubt he bought his clothes off the rack.

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  8. Is that real or was he standing on stilts? I know that a lot of his acts were fake.

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  9. I always thought it would be painful to be that tall. Seems like his bones would hurt.
    Lisa

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  10. I'm with Lisa there. I imagine he suffered through many growing pains through his short life :(

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