Top 10. The tallest people in the world and their short history
The tallest people to this day do not cease to truly amaze us by their growth. Unfortunately, such a high growth affected negatively the health of these people, they suffered from problems of the spine and the cardiovascular system. Those whose height exceeds 2.40 meters were listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Let’s remember once again who distinguished himself by this parameter.
1. Robert Wadlow, 2.72 meters. Originally from America.
Robert Wadlow is recognized as the tallest man in the world, he reached a height of 2.72 meters. Robert made the largest ring in history when they were ordained a Freemason. Robert enrolled in law at the university. Robert died at the age of 22 due to blood poisoning that arose due to wear on his leg. At the request of the parents, his body was walled up in concrete so that it would not be stolen.
2. John Rogan, 2.68 meters
John Rogan is considered the tallest black in the world. Rejoiced in a family of slaves, so its exact date is not known. He was the twelfth child in the family. He began to grow very quickly at the age of 12, his growth reached 2.68 meters. He earned his living by taking pictures with amateurs of the unusual, and also sold portraits. He suffered from a disease in which joints are fused, so he could not walk without crutches. John grew up throughout his life and died in 1905.
3. John Carroll, 2.63 meters. Originally from America.
John Carroll suffered from severe curvature of the spine and if he straightened his growth would have been much higher, but he could have been straightened with great difficulty. In a standing position, his height was 2.39 meters. Deon began to grow strongly yet a teenager when he was 17 years old and died at the age of 37 in 1967.
4. Leonid Stadnik, 2.57 meters. Originally from Ukraine.
Leonid Stadnik was from Ukraine and did not like excessive attention, so he was reluctant to communicate with representatives of the Guinness Book of Records. Leonid began to grow rapidly after surgery at the age of 12 and reached a growth of 2.57 measure. He was several times entered and removed into it. The last years of his life, Leonid could not move without support, passed away due to cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 44.
5. Veino Mullirinne, 2.51 meters. Originally from Finland.
His height increased spasmodically. He began to grow rapidly after 40 years and grew to 2.51 meters. Even at the age of 21, his growth was 2.22 meters. Veino Mullirinne was considered the tallest person from 1961 to 1963. One man with such great stature who served in the army. Veino also has the highest arm span, which reached 4 meters. Veino Müllirinne lived for 54 years.
6. Eduard Bopre, 2.51 meters, originally from Canada.
Eduard Bopre had an increased activity of the pituitary gland, because of which its growth did not stop and reached 2.51 meters. He led an active lifestyle and performed in a circus, where he lifted weights and engaged in wrestling. Edward died of tuberculosis, while this was an incurable disease. After death, his body was embalmed and exhibited at the medical faculty of a university in Montreal. With the help of the court, it was possible to achieve the return of the body to its homeland in the town of Willow Bunch.
7. Sultan Kösen, 2.51 meters. Originally from Turkey
Kesen is the tallest living person. His height is 2.51 meters. He could not finish high school because of his great growth and went to farmers. In 2012, doctors were able to stop Kesen’s uncontrolled growth, there is every chance that he will live longer than the tall people from our rating. The Sultan suffers from the fact that he has to sew clothes and shoes to order.
8. Vikas Appal, 2.51 meters. Originally from india
Vikas was considered the tallest man in India. His height was 2.51 meters. Friends called him just Vic. Vikas did not get into the Guinness Book of Records, he couldn’t measure growth. At the age of 21, Vikas died on the operating table, he had a brain tumor.
9. Don Koehler, 2.49 meters. Originally from the USA
Don Kohler was observed by doctors since 1969, he began to grow very rapidly at the age of 10 years. His height reached 2.49 meters, and his sister was only 1.75 meters tall. They became known as twins with the largest difference in growth, which was 74 centimeters. Don passed away in 1981 at the age of 59 from heart failure.
10. Bernard Coyne, his height is 2.49 meters. Originally from the USA
Bernard Coyne had a disease because of which he grew quickly, but sexual development was slowed down. The young man had problems with the spine and he died at the age of 23 years. Throughout his life, Bernard continued to grow, at the end of his life his growth was already 2.53 meters.