How tall is Robert Wadlow

Robert Wadlow's Height

8ft 11in (272 cm)

American, who became famous as The tallest man to live. Wadlow was a celebrity in his short lifetime and worked as a spokesman for a shoe company. At Washington University School of Medicine, Robert Robert was measured as standing a colossal 8ft 11.1 inches tall, with an armspan just over 9ft and 5 inches.

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Average Guess (21 Votes)
8ft 11.6in (273.3cm)
Mimi said on 24/Mar/17
I've read that he's 5'10 at the age of 5. That's just really baffling.
69 inches said on 21/Mar/17
Judging from the picture I think he might fit in the 8ft11.5 to 11.75 range rather than 8ft11 flat.Strong possibility for over 9 feet then waking up.
Ted said on 17/Mar/17
I remember this gigantic pretty blonde lady at the Wham farewell party at the Hippodrome Disco in London about 85 or 86.
She was about 6 foot 8 or taller. Dont know who it was.
aaronious said on 13/Mar/17
I love how the average guess on here has him at 8ft 11.63", even though the Guinness measured him at 8'11.1"
Erika said on 22/Feb/17
woah this is the tallest person EVER
Strong 5ft9 said on 26/Jan/17
@Marianito10 @Sarah Since Rob was 17 at the time and was measured at 8ft 3 at the time, so possibly might be 5'8" to 6'. With that height difference, it's hard to tell. but 6'5" might be pushing it.
MrFish said on 7/Jan/17
Rob, I'm actually a student at Washington University (which is in St. Louis). I'll have to see if the medical library has anything on him!
Editor Rob: Fish, it would be interesting, I'm sure some research or papers on Wadlow are languishing in the deepest darkest corners of a library.
Delvin said on 24/Dec/16
How tall is the guy next to wadlow ?
Leonardo 1.73m said on 13/Dec/16
Out of bed: 9'1
Low: 8'10.5

He died before of the Guinness World Records ;)
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 7/Dec/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
If he had gotten measured earlier in the day he could have hit 9ft

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No doubt, especially given his extremely lenghty spine, which probably lost 2+ inches throughout the course of a day.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
If he had gotten measured earlier in the day he could have hit 9ft
Arch Stanton said on 3/Dec/16
If a 7 ft guy can lose near 2 inches of height in one day, then a 9 ft guy you'd expect even more. Out of bed he might have even been 9 ft 1 range!
Oanh said on 2/Dec/16
Rob, do you think he was 9'0 or over out of bed, and with shoes on?
Editor Rob: Oanh, that's one thing that is intriguing - exactly how tall out of bed and at the end of the day he was...I think he was for a portion of the day was a good 9ft.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 1/Dec/16
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That guy looks huge in this photo. (Guy of the left of course)
Sarah said on 10/Nov/16
Is the guy next to him about 2 1/2 feet shorter, maybe 6'5" or so?
Editor Rob: Sarah, I wouldn't guess under 2.5 feet
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/16
Rob, maybe he cleared 9ft out of bed?
Editor Rob: it's something I haven't been able to read about, what his out of bed height really was! Would love to have found out...
Borats Chicken said on 5/Nov/16
rob, you reckon bigfoots or yetis are real?
Editor Rob: not seen any real evidence, although in the distant past it is very possible similar types of creatures existed. Given that life has been on this planet in many shapes and forms for many millions of years, there's probably a lot of species that existed for a relatively short period that we will never know existed.

Also the size of the Universe is incomprehensible...I doubt this is the only planet with life on it.

I'm absolutely sure there's a blue bug-eyed version of Justin Bieber somewhere out there who is being argued to death.
Robert Broome said on 1/Nov/16
I regularly see a guy in Charlotte, NC named Chase Methaney that is 7'4". There are a hand full over guys in my building that are 7' and and a few that are 6'9"-6'10". They all look short compared to Chase. I can't even imagine what 8'11" looks like.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 2/Oct/16
He had something of spinal curvature, 8'11.25 my guess
Marianito10 said on 25/Sep/16
What about the guy at the left? He must be tall I guess, obviously for human standards.
Editor Rob: I don't know if it's a relation, could be?
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Duhon said on 8/May/15
Britain's tallest man 7'7" Neil Fingleton next to a statue of Robert Click Here

haha. That's incredible! Must have made this guy feel good knowing someone else in the world was once almost a foot and a half taller than him!
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Rob did you ever wonder how tall he could have grown to had he not died, considering he was still growing until the very end.
Editor Rob: if he was still gaining then he may well could have cleared over 9ft comfortably. Will a human ever be his height again, I don't know!
travis said on 22/Sep/16
damn everyone is short to him
That guy said on 1/May/16
@damian

he is if he wore shoes
Damian said on 22/Apr/16
Damn almost 9ft, but not quite.
shortpeoplearecool said on 28/Mar/16
consider him 9 foot tall, he is like a 7 foot person to a 5 foot guy to a 7 foot person if you understand what i'm saying
mrtguy said on 15/Dec/15
Rob, I've been wondering if Sultan's wife is 5'8'', I wonder how tall...let's just say his son is going to be 6'10''-7'0'' range ? can you agree Click Here
Editor Rob: Sultan's height is the result of pituitary tumour. His genetic height is different.
mrtguy said on 22/Nov/15
Rob, what would you say the difference between being a 7 footer and 8 footer?
Editor Rob: hitting your head on a helluva lot more doors!
M. Murdoch said on 3/Nov/15
There was a woman who lived at or near Whitley Bay, who was very large and I think had the condition acromegaly. They say she stood six feet seven and weighed 350 pounds. Having seen her a couple of times, I would say that was about right. Her feet were very large and she wore shoes that must have been specially made for her. Probably the largest woman I have seen in real life.Having said that, I did see a woman in Carlisle who just might have been taller, but nowhere near as big in build.
RoelC said on 17/Sep/15
gary neale said on 2/Sep/15
hi, theres a model of Robert wadlow in the uk, does anyone know where exactly?
theres pics of people stood next to the statue, near what looks like a shop entrance, when you google him. would like to take my kids for a look.
Thanks

There's a statue of Robert next to Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in London.
Click Here
gary neale said on 2/Sep/15
hi, theres a model of Robert wadlow in the uk, does anyone know where exactly?
theres pics of people stood next to the statue, near what looks like a shop entrance, when you google him. would like to take my kids for a look.
Thanks
Bandjoe said on 24/Aug/15
I think giants like this were put in this world to put some people's egos in check, and realize height isnt everything. I dont mean that he was just a freakshow though, he seemed like a very nice guy, i watched a documentary where it said people use to walk up to him and kick his legs to make sure they are real, not very fun to be that tall at that point.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 31/Jul/15
I really doubt that he was that tall
Maybe 8ft 10.75 sounds better so weak 8ft 11 HAHAHAHAA
*I'm kidding
Jed said on 25/Jul/15
During that hot summer in the 70s I visited Whitley Bay and saw a huge woman at the Bus Station. I am 6ft and about 200 pounds and a woman who stood behind me was much larger. A friend reckoned my head was about level with the bottom of her ears. She must have been over 300 pounds.
Adrian said on 12/Jul/15
I have heard of these giant women in UK.
1. A Woman from London area about 7 ft. Probably born late 40s/early 50s alive during late 1970s.
2. A Woman seen in Brentford area early 1980s. App 7 ft. Possibly same person as
No 1?
3. A Woman called Christine. Alive 1970s. Near or about 7 ft.
4. A Woman from North/possibly North east of England. Said to be 7ft 2 and wearing size 15 shoes. Born 1920s/30s?
5. A Woman from Gloucestershire area alive in 1990s. Thought to be at least 7 ft tall.
6. A Woman from North Wales alive in late 1960s. 6 ft 10.
7. A Woman from Scotland possibly called Lorraine. Said to be 7 ft tall. Alive in 1970s.
8. A Woman from around or near Coventry area. Born 1953 or 4. Said to be 7 ft tall and of medium build.
[Editor Rob: never seen any 7ft women yet, most I think is 6ft 5-6 range close....]
Oak said on 5/Jul/15
How high is a modern telephone kiosk? A good few years ago there was a woman in UK said to be 6ft11 and 245 pounds.
Gunther said on 29/Jun/15
Kep. The giant you mention may have been Henry Mullens. He had several brothers and sisters. I believe one of his brothers and a sister were very tall. It may have been him.

I once knew a guy about six feet seven and I was told his Mother was a lot taller than him. She had a special extra long reinforced bed apparently. I did see a woman in the midlands area of the Uk, who was almost as tall as a modern BT Kiosk. She probably weighed around 350 pounds.
kio said on 21/Jun/15
height: 8'11.1" (272cm) weight: 439lbs (death) (492lbs (heaviest)) hand size: 12.75" (32.4cm) foot size: 18.5" (47cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/15
Rob, surely he'd clear 9ft at of bed?
[Editor Rob: I don't know if they ever did an out of bed measurement on him? It would be interesting to see how much he shrank during a day...]
120 said on 29/May/15
So Rob, How long do you think his skull size is?
[Editor Rob: it could have been near to 13 inches long.]
OneNamePlease said on 13/May/15
@duhon
That man is ahead of Robert Wadlow and has a big hat on his head and too the british is ahead of Robert Wadlow
Duhon said on 10/May/15
delvin says on 9/May/15
Would a 8 feet man look short compared to him

This is how a 8'1" man would look like next to him Click Here . That man is Brahim Takioullah the 2nd tallest man in the world.
delvin said on 9/May/15
How big is his head ?
delvin said on 9/May/15
Would a 8 feet man look short compared to him
Duhon said on 8/May/15
Britain's tallest man 7'7" Neil Fingleton next to a statue of Robert Click Here
184.3cm (Night) said on 8/May/15
@RoelC

Better not tell French guy about this! He will start thinking average height in France is 7 ft .
Sultan Kosen really does stand out there doesnt he?
delvin said on 6/May/15
Did they measure his height in shoes
[Editor Rob: would have thought they did it without shoes.]
G said on 5/May/15
Hello Rob, I was with a friend at the supermarket and saw a huge man. My friend who is 5'11 was an inch lower your shoulder, and I got to his mouth. What do you think is the height of this great man?
RoelC said on 4/May/15
This past week there was a 'giant' event in France, that assembled some of the tallest men in the World. Here are a few pics.
Click Here
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The shortest giant in that picture is Rob Bruintjes (who was 7'3 in his prime, but probably 7'1-7'2 today). Normally when you're over 7ft tall you're the tallest man in the room. Imagine how it feels when at that height you're the shortest guy in the room.

Sultan Kosen (tallest man alive) is of course the tallest. He was measured a little over 8ft tall on the same event. Measurement took place late in the afternoon and was performed while the person was barefoot and standing up.
Emil 182 cm said on 2/May/15
A gentle giant and true legend. He died because he did not discover an infected blister on his ankle in tim, since his sense of feeling did not function proproperly. But even if had survived that, his body would have collapsed sooner or later. There's a limit to just how much your center of gravity can stabilize.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/15
It's astounding that there are guys as low as 6ft3 who moan about being too tall. How do you think this guy felt everyday both physically and emotionally?
Chron540 said on 20/Apr/15
You must be proud, there is no man taller than Rob!!
Chron540 said on 20/Apr/15
Rob, how thick do you think his shoes is? It probably might depend on what shoewear he wears, considering he wears a size 37AA.
[Editor Rob: I looked at some of his shoes and the heel wasn't that big really...probably many of his boots where between 1 and 1.5 inch...just extremely long.]
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 24/Mar/15
9 feet 1 in his shoes , 8 ft 11-1/10 inches barefoot.His rate of growth was 2-1/2 inches a year when he died, and may have reached 9-1/2 feet, almost 3 meters tall had he survived his late twenties. He was known as a fine young man, and gentleman to his friends and family.
Bishop said on 28/Feb/15
His exact measured height was 8'11.1".
mike m said on 31/Jan/15
Madzeek he never stopped growing he was 8 ft 8 when he was 21 and was 8 ft 11.1 when he died at 22 so he still was growing he would have easily eclipsed the 9 ft mark if he would have made it another 6 months
Chuck said on 10/Jan/15
George 6' 7.5 says on 7/Jan/15
@Duhon
Shaq is 7'2 in the photo, but is 7'1

I'm sure his shoes give him an inch
George 6' 7.5 said on 7/Jan/15
@Duhon
Shaq is 7'2 in the photo, but is 7'1
Judd said on 4/Jan/15
Would be interesting to know if 8'11" is a barefeet or shoes measurement and if he had bad or good posture when measured...

I remember time ago that at GWR they measured the current tallest man of the world (he's chinese) and the measurement was really horrible: he kept shoes on bud because he had back problems he couldn't stay straight with his back...
Clay said on 5/Dec/14
That can put to rest this 6'11'' garbage for Shaq.
Duhon said on 29/Nov/14
Shaq and Robert Click Here
Icehole said on 20/Nov/14
After looking at some pictures of Leonid, I think in some he can look a good 8'. He definitely looks taller than 7'7" but not 8'4". RIP big man.
Sonic said on 23/Oct/14
Makes me wonder what height he could pull off in person to a random stranger. They would probably estimate to be at least 10 feet tall.
Nathan said on 21/Oct/14
Tallest man in modern history at least. There definitely could have been taller people in the past whose heights were not recorded. If you believe in David and Goliath, Goliath was presumably about 9 feet tall.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 15/Oct/14
Rob do you think there will anyone taller than Robert Wadlow one day like in the future his record hasn't been broken but never say never maybe in 20 years time someone out there could reach the 9ft 0in mark I don't think Robert Wadlows record will be broken anyone soon will have too wait and see in the future.
[Editor Rob: I really don't know]
Madzeek said on 7/Oct/14
Some of u are wrong if u sayin dat robert could grow more if he lived longer coz at 20 he stopped growing coz he grew his tallest of 8ft-11 inch then he died 2 yrs later.
Clay said on 22/Sep/14
Was Stadnyk 7'9'' after all? His family is still claiming 8'4'', but those on here that were saying 7'5-6'' were also off.
DesuMaiden said on 19/Sep/14
@Gunther_M: Since when was Stadnik officially measured? Do you have any source on this?
Gunther_M said on 25/Aug/14
Stadnick has died and we finally have an accurate measurement of 231.6cm.
6'4.5 said on 16/Aug/14
Robert Wadlow at 26 years is 300 cm
Oanh said on 12/Aug/14
Chappie says on 8/Apr/13
Grady Patterson was almost as tall as Robert> I think he died young also.

Grady Patterson was a fabricated giant...never existed. There is some articles on the net that reveal the hoax.
Oanh said on 12/Aug/14
rpic says on 4/Nov/13
Robert wdlow culd have bee over 9 eet in shoes and some resources said that Robert could not stand up straight all of the time when he was being measured. Robert could have reached 9ft 2inches if you think about it?

I read something about that years ago. I don't remember exactly what the article said verbatim, but Wadlow was 8'11" in his stockings. With his shoes on, he was easily 9'0.
Sam said on 6/Aug/14
Even though I've seen a cut-out of Wadlow, I'd think it would be something else to see a living person of this height. Plus he seemed like a sweet individual who got dealt an unlucky hand in terms of health. I'm 6'5" range and feel impressed by the one or two times I've seen a guy 6'9"-6'10" in person. The tallest individuals I normally see walking in big cities are usually only an inch or two taller than myself and more often than not I'm the tallest guy in most crowds.
Chaos said on 19/Jul/14
Hmmmmm, four and a half months passed since I brought it up here, and almost 3 years since it was brought up on the Stadnyk page and still no Kosen. Interesting..
Tall Sam said on 23/Apr/14
I got to sit in Robert Wadlow's chair. Despite being 6'7", I looked like a dwarf!
Click Here
Chaos said on 19/Apr/14
[Editor Rob: it is the reason, I forgot and until you mentioned realised he never got a page, now it is on my list to look at and see what his final height was.]

That answer makes it seem like you're stalling. His height has never been in doubt or disputed (2.51 m, 8 ft 3 in). It's been the same since 2009 when Guinness first measured him. In almost 5 years you've never thought to add him? Stadnyk was added the moment he made the Book, so obviously you keep up to date on the record. I'm really curious about the snub, maybe one day we'll find out. The Turkish prison theory seems the most logical at this point.

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Anarchy (Chaos, Dilemma) said on 17/Apr/14
John Middleton (9'3 feet) and The Giant of Castelnau (11'6 feet) were the maximum tallest. Even taller than Wadlow.
Chaos said on 20/Mar/14
[Editor Rob: I forgot about even adding him!]

You have a site about famous people's height, yet you forgot to add the most famous tall person on the planet for the past 5 years? Even now that you're aware of the "oversight" he still doesn't have a page.

Come on, give us the real reason, people here are very understanding.
[Editor Rob: it is the reason, I forgot and until you mentioned realised he never got a page, now it is on my list to look at and see what his final height was.]
Humberto said on 15/Mar/14
John Rogan... Height?? Please ROB . Is 2.68 or 2.67 or 2.69
2.32 m 125 kg said on 8/Mar/14
WOAWWWW! Is a true giant O.O
Chaos said on 4/Mar/14
Is Rob ever going to explain why he hasn't listed Kosen? He had Stadnyk up for years but for some reason refuses to list Sultan. This exchange is from 2011 on the Stadnyk page:

Ras says on 13/Nov/11
When are you listing Sultan Kosen, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I should retire this page and replace it with the real giant Sultan, and consign Leonid to the celebheights garbage bin.]

Yet here we are, almost 3 years later and no Kosen. Care to explain?
[Editor Rob: I forgot about even adding him!]
176,2Tunman said on 2/Feb/14
He could probably have ended somewhere between 10and11 feet had he reached 50years old.
Peyman said on 16/Nov/13
Alex says on 22/Apr/13
Rob I'm starting to think you have a problem with Kosen. I can't think of any other reason why you wouldn't list him. Did you spend time in a Turkish prison or something?
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LOL
I was drinking tea when reading this post. but I couldn't stop laughing
honestly it was near to die. I couldn't breathe for one minute!!!
oooooooooooh
I guess kosen recently got married by the way.
rpic said on 4/Nov/13
Robert wdlow culd have bee over 9 eet in shoes and some resources said that Robert could not stand up straight all of the time when he was being measured. Robert could have reached 9ft 2inches if you think about it?
mag67 said on 22/Oct/13
"Chappie says on 8/Apr/13
Grady Patterson was almost as tall as Robert> I think he died young also. "

Grady Patterson didn´t exist. se Click Here
Gunther_M said on 19/Oct/13
Since the hand print at Brasenose is now known to have been drawn long after Middleton died, it is time to acknowledge the Childe of Hale as the true tallest man.
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Mr. Goldfish said on 18/Sep/13
That is more than twice your height Arielle, his tallest measurement was just over 8'11" I read that he died of an infection caused from a knee brace at age 22. This guy potentially could have been 10' tall had he lived longer.
Arielle said on 29/Jun/13
Would have been amazing to meet this guy, he was literally twice my height (I'm 4ft 3)
Josephina said on 28/Jun/13
I think it's amazing that he reached that height. Also, a picture said that human beings were as tall as Robert Wadlow and taller. Dang it! Should've saved the photo!
Emil said on 12/Jun/13
@Rob
Anyways, how much could Wadlows height have fluctuated during one Day?
[Editor Rob: I've not read anything about a straight out of bed or at least within a few minutes measurement for him. It is possible he varied up to 3 inches, although that's my guess.]
Emil said on 8/Jun/13
Emil says on 7/Jun/13
@Rob
Do you believe in ancient giants? It is likely that there could have been men from ancient times who were taller than Wadlow
[Editor Rob: I think G might be descended from the ancient giant Goliath.

I don't know about anybody ever being taller than Wadlow, there's only really been maybe 10 or so known 8ft+ giants...a lot of stories about monstrous men might have been cases of 7ft guys being called 9 foot etc.]

Yeah G is a true giant lol.
Of course, all that about skeletons being 36 ft is complete bull, but it isnt impossible that there have been people in the past measuring 9 ft
Emil said on 7/Jun/13
@Rob
Do you believe in ancient giants? It is likely that there could have been men from ancient times who were taller than Wadlow
[Editor Rob: I think G might be descended from the ancient giant Goliath.

I don't know about anybody ever being taller than Wadlow, there's only really been maybe 10 or so known 8ft+ giants...a lot of stories about monstrous men might have been cases of 7ft guys being called 9 foot etc.]
Kep said on 3/May/13
there was a giant who was quite slender, with a bald head and wore spectacles and was quite a height. he had several brothers and sisters. one of the sisters
was perhaps very tal. a brother may have been six feet seven. anyone got a
clue who, this giant was.
Alex said on 22/Apr/13
Rob I'm starting to think you have a problem with Kosen. I can't think of any other reason why you wouldn't list him. Did you spend time in a Turkish prison or something?
Joe said on 15/Apr/13
And how is Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton celebrities but their height is listed on this site.
wiltonstilts said on 12/Apr/13
I wouldn't really classify this guy as a celebrity.. But none the less he's a GIANT!
Javiyon said on 11/Apr/13
Wow that dude was tall his height was 8'11 inches almost like 9'6 inches goliath
Chappie said on 8/Apr/13
Grady Patterson was almost as tall as Robert> I think he died young also.
IOld Mucker said on 7/Apr/13
It is Robert Wadlow not Waldow. Mind you, I have heard of someone being exhibited as Waldow or Waldo.
Joe said on 5/Apr/13
I don't know how anything you people are talking about have to do with Robert Waldow.
Pedro said on 3/Apr/13
Have there been any women from Spain, about or above seven feet tall. I have not heard of any?
Anonymous said on 28/Mar/13
I think he was more in the 8'10.9999 range:)
Roberto Lartoria said on 28/Mar/13
I hear of an Italian giantess called Rosalia Giacopelli who is said to have attained a height of 7 ft. Another Italian giantess called Isabella Pieroni according to some sources stood 7 ft 3 and weighed above 400 pounds. Yet another Italian tall woman Angela Dimascio, who came from the Naples area was believed to be well over 7 ft. This woman had been measured at 6 ft 10 and weighed about 308 pounds and her feet were very large.
Grootenberg said on 22/Mar/13
Have any of you learned chaps got any information on Rosalia Giacopelli or is it Giscopazzi? I gather this Italian giantess was either Venetian or exhibited in Venice during 17th or 18th century. Her height may have been seven feet three inches?
Captain Conrad said on 17/Mar/13
Not 100 per cent certain Rising Smoke - but the lady you mention was perhaps Amaleen Baker aka Miss Long Legs.
Rising Smoke said on 15/Mar/13
There was a lady, I saw many many years ago in Greenwich village NY, who was perhaps part Native American and in the region of 7ft. It would be interesting to know her identity.
G B Slee said on 24/Feb/13
Yesterday, I saw a woman in Bold Street, Liverpool, who was uncommonly tall. My own height is six one, but I was dwarfed by this lady.
Alex said on 29/Jan/13
Well, hoe much can one debate about height when the man in quistion is close to 3 meters?!
Beowulf said on 28/Jan/13
its seems very quiet here now!
SAK said on 22/Jan/13
Need 1 more inch to be 9ft. I think 9ft would have sounded much better.
Beowulf said on 17/Jan/13
Been away for (long) while friends. Apologies if this has been aleady discussed here before, but the GWR is now NOT citing the UK tallest, which was Neil Fingleton. What do they know that we dont? Or have they completely gone for absurd 'records' only!
JT said on 7/Jan/13
Has anyone got any information on Glenda Brougham "United States" said to be about 7 ft 1 or thereabouts, born around 1949? to 1952? and Audrey Hamilton of
US or Canada, who was reported to be about 7 ft. I am not sure if she came to Canada from US?
Rothwell said on 4/Dec/12
Margaret Harvey was born about 1949 and is/was seven feet one.
Kit said on 2/Dec/12
I have heard of Margaret Harvey born late 50s. She was said to be over 7 ft and lived in London/Berkshire.

A Scottish woman called Lorraine born early 50s was said to be about 7 ft. She
may hace been living in London during the early 70s.
Lowdowner said on 14/Nov/12
Does anyone remember London during the 1970s and early 1980s when there were so many very tall women around? There were two in particular, at least 7 feet, who I would see during late night shopping in Oxford Street. One was about 40 years of age with very striking aristocratic looks who I believe was Scottish and the other was a young girl in her late teens/early 20s who I discovered was an arts student at the Regent Street Polytechnic. Since those days I guess the internet has largely wiped out shopping trips by such towering women which has made our world a much poorer place!
Chad. V said on 8/Nov/12
Yes, The Giant of Castelnau if real easily tops Robert.
Tall Joey said on 7/Nov/12
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Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 15/Oct/12
The Giant of Castelnau was supposed to be 350cm...unbelievable.
Bert said on 5/Oct/12
Yesterday, I saw a seriously tall woman at Long Eaton in Debyshire. This woman must have been about 7 feet high or pretty close.
Garret said on 28/Sep/12
My wife is six one. She once saw a woman in Scotland, who must have been seven feet or thereabouts.
Hackenback said on 21/Sep/12
I have seen about half a dozen women in my entire life in the six feet five to seven height range.

The only taller ones I have seen are photos in books or pictures on the web.
shortguy said on 19/Sep/12
well in my country people are quite short the tallest guy i have ever seen is around 6'3 (191cm)
lolo said on 19/Sep/12
would he be above average in Netherlands?
Rob C said on 18/Sep/12
I was just wondering if any of you guys have visited the Lanky Men's Board site. They show several pictures of people who are 7'2" 7'3" 7'4" etc. So I don't know if those pictures are real or fake since I thought that people of such height were very rare. I mean some of those pictures you can recognize the person for example there are pictures of Igor Vovkovinskiy, Paul Sturgess, Shawn Bradley, etc., but there are some unkonwn ones. So do you guys think that those are photoshopped?
anon said on 17/Sep/12
"I've seen two 6'10 range (one I know is 6'10" as he was a rugby player and he looked every inch of it in the flesh) and 3 maybe 4 6'8"-6'9" rangers. So about 6 or 7 men I've ever seen 6'8"+. Extremely rare I think."

Are you sure about that? I live in a major US city and see someone 6'8"-ish about every day. I've even seen a woman who was near that range.
Coriolanus said on 14/Sep/12
Can anyone divulge any information on a giant called Gregor, Grigor or Grigori?
He may have been a Russian? He was alleged to have been of incredible height?
Braid Logan said on 13/Sep/12
S T. Wall mentions a 6 ft 2 former girlfriend, who saw a woman near 7 feet. A number of other sightings of women near or about 7 feet, have also been reported. There is even a woman in the Gloucestershire area said to be above 7 feet.
Shaun said on 12/Sep/12
Blyman says on 28/Aug/12
One day in the late 70s, I encounterd a bloke who was well above 7 feet high in
the north east of England. I am six feet and came nowhere close to the shoilder level of this guy.

This man was very slim with a bald head and beard. Who was this? Anyone got a clue.

Michael Stipe on stilts? Tallest guy I've ever seen was 7'-7'2" range at an airport once. He was wearing like a three quarter length green mac or something which if a normal range guy wore it would be dragging on the floor like a wedding gown! That height in public will get people staring wherever they go. I've seen two 6'10 range (one I know is 6'10" as he was a rugby player and he looked every inch of it in the flesh) and 3 maybe 4 6'8"-6'9" rangers. So about 6 or 7 men I've ever seen 6'8"+. Extremely rare I think. The tallest guys are usually 6 ft 7 beanpole Peter Crouch or huge Challenger #15 types. I've lost count how many guys I've heard say "I once knew a 6ft 7 guy". Or "I know a guy who is 6 ft 7". The tallest guy I know is 6 ft 7 too. It definitely appears to be a cut off point on the percentile thing I think.
S T. Wall said on 11/Sep/12
Robert Pershing Wadlow, was the tallest "known" person in medical history. He was properly measured and verified. But I do feel that there may have been taller persons, who were alive further back in time.
G Gurney said on 10/Sep/12
A former girlfriend of mine, who is six two, told me she once saw a woman of almost seven feet. This was somewhere in the North East of England.
Booster said on 4/Sep/12
Oliver Stone, 7"4.5 and 231 pounds, who took a UK size 13 shoe, may have been the UKs second or third tallest person during the 1970s. I have no other information.
Styles said on 29/Aug/12
Blyman. He must have been one tall bloke. Got no idea, who he was/is.
Blyman said on 28/Aug/12
One day in the late 70s, I encounterd a bloke who was well above 7 feet high in
the north east of England. I am six feet and came nowhere close to the shoilder level of this guy.

This man was very slim with a bald head and beard. Who was this? Anyone got a clue.
AEGON said on 11/Aug/12
"According to the Bible", you say, Firemane. The Bible also says that Joshua conquered Jericho, though in fact the city had been completely abandoned for at least a century or two, walls and all! The Bible is not history; it is a miscellaneous collection of myths and legends.
On the subject of Goliath's height, the oldest manuscripts "” the Dead Sea Scrolls, the first-century historian Josephus, and the fourth century Septuagint manuscripts "” all give his height as "four cubits and a span", 6 feet 9 inches. Later manuscripts increase this to "six cubits and a span".
Even if he had been 9 feet 9, no way would he have been as strong as the myth has it. Just look at the video evidence of how hard it was for Wadlow merely to walk. Some might say God created Goliath specially, but if that is true, he was not properly human, and doesn't belong in a discussion of real giants.
firemane said on 1/Aug/12
In case you're wondering, the Bible lists Goliath as 6 cubits and a span. A cubit is generally accepted as the length from elbow to middle fingertip, or an average of 18 inches then and now. A span is the length from thumb tip to little fingertip with fingers spread as wide as possible, averaging about 9 inches. Thus, according to the Bible, Goliath was about 9 feet 9 inches, just under a foot taller than Robert Wadlow.
Gunther_M said on 17/Jun/12
Nacken - tallest man US?
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Clay said on 16/Jun/12
Jack says on 9/Jun/12
Rob how the hell did he grow this tall? :) It's just very unusual...

He was just a freak of nature. Period. Makes you wonder how tall people have gotten, but were just never documented. There could have been some 10-11 foot giants thousunds of years ago we just never will know about them.
Jack said on 9/Jun/12
Rob how the hell did he grow this tall? :) It's just very unusual...
Alex said on 7/Jun/12
He Is Not The Tallest Person Of All Times It Is A French Person Who Is 3.50

Link: Click Here
LG69 said on 14/Feb/12
@chris, trust met, i don't believe everything that i read or hear about. I certainly never believed the Stadnyk claims of over 8 feet. I have always thought and said that he was about 7'7"-7'8" at best. I'm 5'9.5" barefoot, with my low profile sneakers I'm 5'10.1/4". That's a 3/4" lift with a low profile(puma).
LG69 said on 13/Feb/12
@chris, go look at Robert's shoe on Wik(not allowed to mention the full name) There is a close up shot of his shoe. It clearly has a 1" heel. I'm inclined to believe he was slightly over 9'0 with his shoes on.
chris said on 13/Feb/12
@LG69 you shouldn't believe everything you read... didn't we all read that Leonid Stadnyk was 8 ft 6? Further, 1 inch heels don't add 1 inch to standing height. The heel adds about 70%.... for instance, a woman wearing 4 inch heels stands about 2.75 inches taller than barefoot...
LG69 said on 12/Feb/12
@chris, sure it's possible. He was almost 9 feet in his barefeet. You can't tell me that he couldn't have had 1" from the heels of his shoes. Besides, this is what I read. I certainly believe it.
jasperwazap said on 9/Feb/12
tallest guy i saw in my lifetime well so far was 6'10''-6'11'' without shoes. at an HMV in a Mall back in 1996. I was 5'9'' at the time. oh yeah saw a 6'7''-6'8'' guy looked (middle-easternin)in line at the theatre in the summer of 1999.
G9 said on 7/Feb/12
There was reference to a woman of Nine feet tall mentioned in Notes and Queries
magazine. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of her height. All I know was that was in Britain and think in either 18th or 19th century.
chris said on 2/Feb/12
@LG69... that's not possible. Robert topped out at 8 ft 11.1 inches right before his death....all of his shoes that I've seen had very small heels, the same as any man's shoe of that era...so he would have been just shy of 9 feet in shoes
LG69 said on 30/Jan/12
Robert was "still growing" up until the time of his death. He most certainly would have surpassed 9 feet. In fact, i read an article years ago, that said Robert with his shoes...was above 9 feet--around 9'1"!!
ramiz said on 27/Jan/12
.There are hormone disorder.he was even until the age of 30.he would be 10 feet
ramiz said on 26/Jan/12
he is 6'2 at 7 years old.12 years old 7 ft 4(2.24 meters) and 10 years old 6'6
Drew Carswell said on 20/Jan/12
During the early 70s whilst on holiday in the Lake District, I saw a young womam
who was somewhere around 7 feet tall and well built. This was in Keswick. Maybe the woman Kutron mentions. Same county.
Kutron said on 13/Jan/12
I met a young woman from Cumbria who was seven feet high. If still alive would be in her late fifties. She weighed something like 20 stone and wore these massive baseball boots.
chris said on 10/Jan/12
it could be Jessica Pardoe, allegedly still a teenager and supposedly 6 ft 10 inches tall
Mexbro said on 6/Jan/12
Does anyone know who current tallest UK woman is?
Reg W said on 20/Dec/11
A giantess named Linda Copeland fl 1819 from Leek or thereabouts in the county of Staffordhire was 7'3" and had shoes so large that men could get their booted feet inside. She exhibited at a number of fairs and was said to have gone to America to seek greater fortune. Any further information would be welcome.
Jasper said on 16/Dec/11
AEGON
I never gave it a thought to mention the condition of the book. Had there been mention of a name for the giantess, then I would have furnished that information.
AEGON said on 10/Dec/11
"The book was battered and tattered and had no cover. The giantess was not named."
Fair enough but WHY did you not say so in your original posting?
L Paynter said on 9/Dec/11
Without shoes I am an even six feet tall. Over thirty years ago in London I saw a woman who was a full head and shoulders taller and obviously a lot heavier than my 238 pounds. Her age was about forty and her hair was dark brown. She would have needed a large hat size and her feet were very large in length and width.

Roughly thirty years back in York I saw a wan whose shoulder level was six or seven inches above my head. He must have been close to Chris Greener in height.
His head was bald and smallish. He wore a short beard. He might have been around thirty five. His shoes were about the same size as my own twelves.

I wonder who that guy and the woman are/were.
Jasper said on 6/Dec/11
The book was battered and tattered and had no cover. The giantess was not named.
It was stated that she exhibited in a room in Bristol and wore a blue dress. The head of the woman was almost touching the ceiling and a 6 foot tall man looked like an infant beside her.
Esray_MTA_Kool said on 4/Dec/11
Someone I know once saw a very tall person.
Rita said on 2/Dec/11
Jasper: Surely you can provide more info than that! Name of person? Name of book?
Jasper said on 1/Dec/11
An old book mentions a 9 foot woman in Britain in 18th century. Even taller than RPW.
Mort said on 22/Nov/11
I do not know the exact height of the structure at Long Eaton. But it has to be at leat seven feet at a guess and probably a bit more.
Esray_MTA_Kool said on 19/Nov/11
Hey Mort. The structure is exactly how high?
Mort said on 15/Nov/11
Recently when making a journey between Derby and Leicester, I saw a very tall lady. She was on the opposite platform and she was standing beside the shelter.
The top of her head was about three inches below the top of the structure and she was not in high heels.
danrezania said on 14/Nov/11
in fact Morteza Mehrzad (with 244 cm-8 feet)is the tallestman of Asia AND Middle east
danrezania said on 13/Nov/11
i am from iran and my english is very bad but i have met a giant called morteza merzad then i measured his height at 244 cm or 8 feet tall you can see the photos in thetallestman.com although ttm listed him at only 241 cm tall i saw 244 cm with my eyes!
Aegon said on 13/Nov/11
George555, you should bear in mind that Eadlow was not measured as 8'11.1. He was measured as 272 cm(scientific measurements have used the Metric System for about a century) and the 8'11.1 is merely a conversion. It's also silly, because you cannot measure a person to a tenth of an inch. Anyway, the conversion really works out as 8'11.09, which is even sillier.
Ewan Craig said on 11/Nov/11
My wife used to measure and weigh patients in a Hospital. She once measured a woman called Lorraine or Lorna who was a full seven feet and said was 287 pounds. I wonder if this lady was tallest in UK, Britain or Scotland.
george555 said on 9/Nov/11
8'11.1 is almost 9 feet!
Alissa Snape said on 4/Nov/11
Very incredible- sad as well since he did not live for very long.
george555 said on 2/Nov/11
Mills Darden was 7'5-7'6.
Greengage said on 2/Nov/11
Lottie Dryden a 7'2" giantess from Indiana (19th century) was supposed to be some weight. An old poster proclaimed her to be 8'0" and 800 pounds.
Hank said on 25/Oct/11
Trying to get some information on the rather mysterious giant Carson Ward who was said to be near as big as Mills Darden. He was said to live in Georgia and may have hailed from Meriwether, Coweta or one of the neighbouring counties. Legend has it that he wrestled an Ox to the ground.
george555 said on 24/Oct/11
@Chaz:This guy looked between 7'5-7'7, not exactly 7'6. he could've even been only 7'3-7'4. he was very tall from the distance I was standing when I saw him.
Chaz said on 23/Oct/11
george555,unless you went to a place were you know a person of that height was,like I did with Chris Greener,you have allmost no chance of seeing one,there are only about 50 people in the world claming to b 7'6''or over and you can bet a good few of them are lieing.
george555 said on 22/Oct/11
Rob, I once saw a man that looked only 2-2 1/2 ft., have you ever seen people that short?
[Editor Rob: someone like kenny baker (when he could walk) was under 3 foot, I don't think I've seen anybody shorter than him.]
george555 said on 19/Oct/11
Rob, do you think it would be possible to see people 7'5 or 7'6 once or twice in your lifetime? I have never seen anyone over 6'8 since him.
[Editor Rob: it's possible yes, but you could just as easily not see anybody that height in your life either. ]
george555 said on 12/Oct/11
there are a couple people out there who are 7'3 or taller, it is just very rare to get to see them.
annie said on 12/Oct/11
as i was doing my science homework working on these project made me think about about of things this man was the tallest man that what got me wow another thing is nobody can break the case of the next best tallest man smh- by annie (7.5in )
Kooley said on 11/Oct/11
A Chinese woman, whose name I do not recall was born in 1961 was said to have overtaken Sandy Allen by about half an inch. She died young as did the even taller Zeng Jinliang.
george555 said on 10/Oct/11
Rob, he was very slim though and I was standing pretty close to him-he could've been more like 7'2.5-7'3.8, is that more common?
[Editor Rob: it's still very rare to see people that size.]
george555 said on 9/Oct/11
Rob, I once saw a man who looked like around 7'5-7'7 in height, is this possible? He was REALLY tall
[Editor Rob: it's very rare, how many men exist that height? Not many!]
Rita said on 8/Oct/11
That's true Mark. Some of it was bad marketing, some of it was not being surrounded by people who could guide her finances. She came from a poor family and poured a lot of her money back into that, like fixing up her grandmother's small but shabby house. She never lacked for anything, though, and she certainly was rich with friends.
mark said on 5/Oct/11
I believe only 2 women have been confirmed as having been taller than Sandy.... 8 ft 2 Zeng Jinliang and 7 ft 9 Yao Defen.... then again, after the Stadnyk disaster and then this year their recognition of sex change amazon eve as the tallest FEMALE model, can we ever believe Guinness again?
Kooley said on 4/Oct/11
Sandy Allen was really tall and really famous, but not rich. It is a shame that she was living in poor circumstances. There were 3 Chinese women whose heights
were greater than Sandy, during her own lifetime. I have heard of a woman said to be living in America, who was as near tall. Do not know name or if this person is still alive.
Rita Rose said on 29/Sep/11
Hi, love this forum -- very informative despite the occasional spammer. Just thought I'd take this opportunity to plug my book on my friend Sandy Allen, who was 7'7.5" and in the Guinness Book for many years. It's called "World's Tallest Woman: The Giantess of Shelbyville High," about her difficult high school years, with themes of bullying, tolerance and acceptance. You can order it through Amazon.com or cheaper from me directly -- and I'll also sign it. Contact me at Sandytall@aol.com if interested and put GIANTESS BOOK in the subject line (I get a lot of spam). Thanks.
Mamun said on 27/Sep/11
SULTAN'S height has been upgraded to 8' 3" in the latest Guinness Book 2012 !

Regards

SUPERMUN
Bushcutter said on 20/Sep/11
Dorothy Hunt fl 1956 7'2" may have been the tallest Aussie sheila.
Zahid said on 5/Sep/11
Here is the pic of Sultan Kosen and George Bell together:

Click Here

Looks like there is at least 6 inches difference between the two.

Here is a pic of Zhang and Bao:

Click Here

Zhang is closer to the camera and seems to have Bao by 3 inches at most.
Hansen said on 2/Sep/11
just don think Leonid Stadnyk 8"6 claim was taller than former world tallest men real7"9 Bao Xi Shun. even Leonid tries claims 8ft is a huge fraud.
Mamun said on 1/Sep/11
Click Here

Sorry here is the photo !
LOZZIEPOO!! said on 31/Aug/11
Robert Wadlow was 6 foot 8 at the age of 11 and 5 foot 3 at the age of 4
LOZZIEPOO!! said on 31/Aug/11
Robert Waldow was 6.7 at the age of 11 and 5 foot at the age of 5 Pretty tsll right?
george555 said on 25/Aug/11
Robert Wadlow is the tallest man for which we have evidence (8'11) he may have reached 9ft to his death
blog_runner said on 15/Oct/07
the best listing for tall women: Click Here

or Click Here (in german)
Johnny C said on 14/Oct/07
mask: Many thanks for identifying those "mystery giants".
Johnny C said on 14/Oct/07
ras: This listing of tall women may be a more reliable reference source Click Here
blog_runner said on 14/Oct/07
ras: you have only to see the design of that webpage to know its not a reliable website, if you search Robert Wadlow on google, there you will see a webpage where Goliath is listed!
and we can´t mix real people with personages that don´t exist
mask said on 14/Oct/07
Johnny C I would like to help you to identify some of your "mystery giants" if you allow me:
Unknown giant # 8 Vaino Myllyrinne
Unknown giant # 15 Max Palmer
Unknown giant # 37 Santhosh Kumar
Unknown giant #57 Mark
Eaton(https://www.nbrpa.com/news/featurearchive/06annualreunion.aspx)
Unknown giant #6 Jim Tarver
Unknown giant # 17 Antonin Cros
Unknown giant #24 Wilt Chamberlain
ras said on 14/Oct/07
What do you guys think about the ridiculous listings in this page?

Click Here

Kind of like reminds me the story of that chinese emperor who was supposedly 9 ft 5.5. Can you find something about the women listed at 2.40 and over (except zeng jinlian, we all know she's actually and officially the tallest woman ever)? The Liu Yu Qing listing at 9 ft 2 is so laughable...
Johnny C said on 13/Oct/07
hirise: Panagiotis Fasoulas now has an entry in my websites Click Here Click Here
hirise said on 13/Oct/07
Hey mask you on a giantfest with your "giant montage". SOMEBODY STOP HIM! He's out of control!

Hey Johnny C, I have a new 7 footer for you. Panagiotis Fasoulas of Greece is 214 cm and played for the Greek Eurobasket champions of 1987. I was there in Greece seeing him play on tv. When Greece defeated Russia in the seventh game Fasoulas played opposite Vladimir Tkachenko. After his retirement Fasoulas became politicaly active and was elected a member of Parliament. I wonder if he is the world's tallest living politician. After his tenure in the Greek Parliament he continued to be proactive in furthering the strength of Greece where his is now the mayor of Pireus, the port suburb of greater Athens. You can look him under Wikepedia and click his personal website. Also in google there are photos of him to upload.
mask said on 12/Oct/07
Click Here
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blog_runner said on 12/Oct/07
Someone has videos from youtube about tall clubs?
for example: TCI, where appears Ragchaa Narka, Dave Rasmussen...

Ah¡, soory, the other day, I made a mistake writting my nick, I wrote blog_ruinner
mask said on 12/Oct/07
Thank you Poker Portal! I was joking obviously! Best regards from Italy!
Poker Portal said on 12/Oct/07
Mask: Wow! Incredible find. Obviously you are the best.
mask said on 12/Oct/07
Johnny C look at all these pages:
Click Here
who is the best!?
Poker Portal said on 12/Oct/07
Giants in English history (2 pages) - Click Here
Giants in history, myth and legend (5 pages) - Click Here
Mamun said on 11/Oct/07
Thank you Johnny c for your contribution
mask said on 11/Oct/07
Johnny C scroll down this page looking from left to right:
Click Here
the last two pics portray Andy Charlton-van Volkenburgh
mask said on 11/Oct/07
Please Johnny C read about Zhao Liang:
Click Here
he was measured in public and found to be 225 cm
Johnny C said on 11/Oct/07
mask: 7 ft 2 inches (218.44 cm) James Lee Donaldson III now has an entry in my websites Click Here Click Here Click Here
Johnny C said on 11/Oct/07
Poker Portal: Many thanks for bringing our attention to 7 ft 4 inches (223.52 cm) Modeste Mailhot, who now has an entry in my website Click Here
If you'd care to leave your name in a comment for one of my tallest folks websites, I'll happily credit your input to their compilation according to your first name (I'll delete the comment, rather than posting it).
Mamun said on 11/Oct/07
Radhoune Charbib was measured recently in Japan was found only 228 cm barefoot . The footage of this measurement is found in this site .
Regards , Mamun
Johnny C said on 11/Oct/07
Mamun: Haji Mohammad Alam Channa, 7 ft 8 inches (233.68 cm) Click Here
blog_ruinner said on 11/Oct/07
I don´t understand why Zafarullah Satti & Zainab Bibi can mention they are world´s tallest living people if it´s sure they are very much shorter than Sandy Allen, Leonid Stadnik, Yao Defen, Bao Xishun...
Muhammad Riaz exibited hisself at a exposition in Malaysia as the tallest living man, But he is only 2,33m and Radhouane Charbib is 2,36m
Mamun said on 11/Oct/07
My friends does anybody here have a picture with Alam channa or Alam Channa with other very tall people . If you do then please send them to this site .
I would very much appreciat that .
Regards , Mamun
sky's da limit said on 11/Oct/07
still nothing on george bell ?

can anyone find videos of jaber rouzbahani.. or calvin lane the videos on his site wont work --
Poker Portal said on 11/Oct/07
Johnny C: a new giant for you.

Full name - Modeste Mailhot
Height - 7'4"
Date of birth - 9 July 1763
Date of death - 28 February 1834
Place of birth - St-Pierre-les-Becquets
Alias - géant canadien
Website links - Click Here

He also had a bodyweight of 619 pounds. A smaller version of Mills Darden?
Poker Portal said on 11/Oct/07
Mystery giant (scroll down) - Click Here
Huang Changqiu - Click Here
Bourgeois - Click Here
Highman said on 10/Oct/07
Grady Patterson is still something else... His fingers look very long like Wadlows and Rogan... Yet his face looks horribly disfigured (no wonder why he liked the shelter of his church!).

Did you ever find Dr. Tremont?? He died in 1968 right?? May be hard to find.

However, John Carroll is still even more of an enigma.... But kudos to Johnny C for unearthing Grady Patterson... this Board really is the go to source for this kind of stuff....I think Guinness with Stadnyk has really come unhinged....Xi Shun should ask for a measurement face to face with Leonid....
mask said on 10/Oct/07
Thank you Johnny C here is another giant for you:
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here
if you want a complete biography go to Click Here"k".com/index.php?title=James_Donaldson
Johnny C said on 10/Oct/07
mask: This website is now updated to include a new Vladimir Tkachenko photo Click Here
mask said on 10/Oct/07
Johnny C time to update your site with some new photos about Vladimir Tkachenko while attending a celebration in June 18th 2007 let me tell you that the second pic from the bottom in the first column portrays him with the host and his son Igor who is so much shorter than him standing at "only" 6'7".
Click Here
A curiosity: Vladimir inherited his tallness from his great grandfather!Like me!
In fact I'm about 6'1" and the only person in my family standing above 6'0" was my great grandfather on my mother's side he stood about 6'3"!
mask said on 10/Oct/07
Click Here
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Click Here(read carefully about Eddie Carmel grandfather's height)
Click Here
Poker Portal said on 10/Oct/07
blog_runner: Leonid's mum doesn't look that tall to me.
LV said on 10/Oct/07
Big Show, the difference between Smits and those other guys is that he has never been listed at anything under 7'4" at any point during his pro or college career. Some of those others guys' heights fluctuate based on what shoes they are wearing during their measurements and for some, they've grown (which is rumored for Yao). Smits was always a solid 4" taller than Shaq and was 3" shorter than Muresan/Bol. I'm not 100% certain on his height, but I'm arguably his biggest fan and have tons of literature, basketball cards, articles, etc on him. I live and work near where he resides and hope to run into him one day and I'll be sure to ask his barefoot height when I see him.
Highman said on 9/Oct/07
Mask you are amazing!!! I can't blow-up those death certificates though because I lose the graphic resolution when I try....

The unnamed Giant who was a bell-hop in one of your links looked tall....
blog_runner said on 9/Oct/07
At 7footersplus website, Fernando Romay is billed as 6ft 11.386in But I´m sure he is 7footer I have sawn him on tv many times and he seems like 7,3 or more,
Sometimes a person seemms like taller or shorter than he or she in in a photo, because s/he is appearing between very short or very tall people.
Leonid seems like short because you have sawn him in a photo with tall people
Big Show said on 9/Oct/07
Nippu says on 9/Oct/07
Near by me is dvd/game shop and i see Satyricon there but i didt buy it. It´s still there but i hear in this board that it´s only small part. It cost about 20€/28$.

I wouldn't bother buying it. A few months ago I downloaded it and I couldn't spot Nashnush in it. I hadn't watch the movie in it's entirely but only fast forwarded it, but I couldn't spot any extremely tall person in it. He's suppose to appear during a scene on a barge. There are several barge scenes in the movie, but I couldn't spot him anywhere. If he's in the movie it's a really short appearance (maybe only a few seconds).
mask said on 9/Oct/07
Johnny C maybe something new for you:
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here
The last two pics are two death certificates one of Al tomaini and the other of
mr. or mrs. Fischer but it's impossible reading them without a zoom if anybody is able to make it maybe we will know the real height of these two giants thank you
Nippu said on 9/Oct/07
Near by me is dvd/game shop and i see Satyricon there but i didt buy it. It´s still there but i hear in this board that it´s only small part. It cost about 20€/28$.
Big Show said on 9/Oct/07
LV says on 8/Oct/07
Big Show, not all NBA'ers are measured in shoes, particularly the tall ones.

Where did I quote that all NBA'ere are measured in shoes. I said most of them are. So basketball heights are by no means evidence unless we know for certain that basketball players were measured barefoot. Smits has always been referred to in the Netherlands as being 224 cm tall (which is equal to 7'4 1/5), but seeing as some basketball players get listed with there shoes on and some don't how do we know for sure that Smits height is a barefoot listing. Is there any documentation that will prove this? Yao Ming is listed as 7'6 by the NBA, yet he was listed as 225cm (7'4.5) during the 2004 Olympics and in one pic he was shorter than 7'6 Shawn Bradley.
andrew the giant said on 9/Oct/07
Wow, Sidibe has some pretty limited movement. Granted he's quite tall, but I can't see him being quick enough for the NBA.
Has anyone found the scene in "Satyricon" with Nashnush? I still can't believe he's 8 feet based on the picture we've seen.
LV said on 8/Oct/07
Wow, that kid is a MAJOR project. He doesn't even know how to dribble or dunk!
LV said on 8/Oct/07
Big Show, not all NBA'ers are measured in shoes, particularly the tall ones. They have the option of being listed as their barefoot height and most do (Ming, Bradley, Bol, Muresan, etc). I've seen Smits referred to as 7'4 1/4" on a Dutch website a long time ago. I don't buy 7'3" barefoot for him. Keep in mind I've seen nearly every pro game Smits played in. Several in person.
Highman said on 8/Oct/07
Johnny C: You are killing me with Musutuman, Tibetan Giant and Uppal all at 7-11 with zero evidence to support any of them. I just don't buy any of them at that height....
Highman said on 8/Oct/07
Big Guy: There is no evidence to really support Uppal being an 8 footer. I have looked at many pictures but they are horrible angles. There is the video made before he went to surger and he was standing next to a car. If we can get the cars height then maybe that could suggest his height. No one has gotten that car's height.
sky's da limit said on 8/Oct/07
a video of 7 feet 6 basketball player malick sidibe

Click Here

scroll down ..number 4 from top of the page


any news on george bell ?
Nippu said on 8/Oct/07
At least Finnish version of Guinness book says that there is no evidence for Stadnyk be Tallest man. They still say that offically Xi shun is tallest. Sorry Stadnyk:)
Nippu said on 8/Oct/07
Fingleton is tall but he is not gigantic. He´s quite skinny and his hands r not very big. So he might be just lucky because it´s quite rear in those heights. Hope
to see him acting in some movies.
Big Guy said on 8/Oct/07
While I realize it is a moot point now, I believe that Vikas Uppal was a legit 8 footer. In the photos and videos I have seen he was taller then any of the
current giants we talk about. It's a shame there was no public measurement of
him. Also, no matter how many videos, pictures, stories, etc. I see. There is/was no one close to Wadlow. He was in a seperate class in my opinion.
His size was staggering. I believe he could have passed 9 FEET. That is hard
to believe.
Big Guy said on 8/Oct/07
I saw the TLC shows last night. Stadnik is a very interesting case. I have seen
photos of him where he looked absolutly huge and then photo's of him where he
looked 7'5"-7'6". In the show last night Dr. Besser was stated as being 6'4".
He was standing next to Leonard and based on that Leonard could be 7'6" at best. Also saw poor Yao Defen. She was measured at 7'8" on the show. This poor
woman is a mess. She can't stand without support, her face is very distorted,
she has all kinds of medical issues. So sad. Once again, while I do not know
that much about him, Fingleton at 7'7"+, has to be the healthiest giant I have
every seen. He looks fine, walks fine, just appears perfectly normal only king
size. If that is so, he sure is one lucky guy.
Highman said on 8/Oct/07
Saw the TLC shows last night. The Yao Defen was measured lying down at only 7-8.... I sure she is today taller than Sandy Allen is today but she is no 8 footer, that's for sure. She is in a very sorry situation. However I think it was prudent for the Chinese Doctors to not operate if they didn't feel secure with her ability to survive.... Unlike Uppal.

I still cannot believe that Stadnyk was given a physical and Dr. Bessers didn't measure him for Height, limbs, fingers, foot size, etc. In another TLC program Dave Rassmussen was given a physical for Marphan's Syndrome and the physician measured him and his extremeties.... yet Besser didn't measure Stadnyk?!??

Also, if I see one more show with him toting around that hoaky Certificate of a measurement. I wish Guinness would get it right..... they did show a picture of Zhang in the Yao Defen program.....but no mention of his name....
Poker Portal said on 8/Oct/07
Kemble: Not sure when and where he died. Johnny C's website shows him as still alive in 1958. In the meantime, here are some pictures of an 'ageing' Jan van Albert (2 pictures on page 1 and another on page 2) -
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mask said on 8/Oct/07
Johnny C it was me to post the articles I forgot the nickname!
Kemble said on 8/Oct/07
Because I once saw him, it is a small ambition of mine to find out when "Jan Van Albert" died. Are there any Netherlands folk amongst us who might know how to discover the date? I'm assuming he died in his own country.
Big Show said on 8/Oct/07
Rik Smits was listed by the NBA as 7'4 and we all know they measure most of their athletes with their shoes on. I think Rik Smits is 7'3 barefeet. Rob Bruintjes is not the second tallest Dutchman, unless Robert Zwaan has passed away. In the 90's Robert Zwaan was the tallest Dutchman according to Guinness with a height of 223 cm (7'3.8). To my knowledge Rob Bruintjes has never been credited with the title "tallest Dutch person". Nowadays the Dutch edition of Guinness doesn't list the tallest person from The Netherlands anymore, but according to KLM, which is a organisation for tall people, the tallest Dutchman is 7'6.5 and the tallest member of KLM is 7'3.8 (he's the guy on the pic with Rob Bruintjes. He doesn't like publicity so I believe these pics are one of the few that there are of him). Here's another pic of him:

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