Robert Wadlow is the tallest man the world has ever seen, based on accurate evidence.
Wadlow’s height at the time of death was about 272 cm or 8 feet 11 inches.
Hypertrophy of the pituitary gland in the body due to overproduction of Human Growth Hormone is the cause of his abnormal growth.
Although it is interesting to hear, it is a condition that causes a lot of physical and mental difficulties.
Wadlow, who had only average growth at birth, reached the age of 5 years by the time he started walking 1 year later.
By the time he was 8, he was older than his father. By the age of 18, Wadlow was 50% taller than an average Indian.
In 1939, at the age of 21, he surpassed John Rogan’s world record of 267 cm in height.
But the following year, Wadlow succumbed to an infection and died.