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American giant Robert Wadlow, the tallest man who ever lived

Front of a postcard of Robert Wadlow (left) with his average-size father (right). Robert Wadlow (1918-1940) was 2.72 meters (8 feet 11.1 inches) in height, weighed 199 kg (439 pounds), and had a U.S. shoe size of 37 AA at the time of his death at age 22. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.)