Published rare color video from the tallest man on Earth, who died in 1940
American Robert Wadlow the tallest man ever known in history. Due to pituitary tumors and acromegaly, Wadlow grew throughout his short life (22 years) and at the time of death has reached a height of 272 cm
Born in 1918, Wadlow died in 1940 and after it was mostly black and white photographs. But recently, the network was published a rare and very impressive color video in which the giant Wadlow walks among people of normal height.
It was thought that this video was made in the 1930-ies, was lost long ago, but fortunately it was recently discovered.
Wadlow began to grow very rapidly-up almost from birth. When he was 8 years old, he has already caught up with the growth with the father, and 13 years with the growth of 220 cm was the tallest boy scout in the world. When he finished school at 18, then reached 254 cm
Because of its size it was impossible to buy clothes and shoes in regular stores and his family were specially ordered for him, even furniture. By the way, Wadlow had two sisters and two brothers, but all was normal growth.
By the end of school, Wadlow was already world famous and began performing in circuses in the U.S. and Europe. He was nicknamed the «Good giant», all adored him and he, Wadlow was also very joyful and open person.
His health deteriorated rapidly, but, Wadlow refused the wheelchair and preferred to walk on his own. But soon he needed the crutches, and July 4, 1940, he had large blisters on her leg and the wound had gotten infected.
Treatment and even a blood transfusion did not help him and 15 July, «a good giant» died. Neither before nor after him, the history of confirmed cases of human existence is such a huge growth.