These 7 people are remembered in the world about their height, which make them different from other people:
Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) was a man who is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois.
Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 222 kg (490 lb) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood was due to hypertrophy of his pituitary gland which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.
Robert Wadlow from the United States (1918 – 1940) was high 2 m 72 cm
Al Tomaini (1912—1962), born as Aurelio Tomaini, he claimed a height of 8′ 4½” (2.55 m); however Guinness World Records stated he was really 7′4″ (223.5 cm.), but he may have stood 7′6½” (229.9 cm.) at one time.
Weighing 356 pounds (162 kg) and wearing size 27 shoes, Al spent most of his life as a circus giant. He was working with a circus at the Great Lakes Exposition in Chicago, in 1936, when he met his future wife, Jeanie Tomaini. She was born without legs and was only 2 ft 6 in (76 cm) tall. After retiring from the circus life, he and Jeanie settled in the circus community of Giant’s Camp, Gibsonton, Florida. There he was an extraordinary community booster, donating the town’s first ambulance, served as fire chief, helped build the community hall, and for a time was president of the Chamber of Commerce. He was owner and operator of Giant’s Fish Camp, a TV repair shop, and a tourist-trailer court on the banks of the Alafia River. His death in 1962 at 50 years of age, came after extensive treatment for a pituitary tumor. He adopted his children.
Al Tomaini, (1912 – 1962) was high 2 m 55 cm
Donna Ting (born 1970 or 1971 in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR) is a living man renowned for his stature. He was formerly listed as the world’s tallest living man according to Guinness World Records. On August 20, 2008, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, announced that the title of world’s tallest man had been returned to China’s Bao Xishun after Stadnyk refused to be measured under new guidelines, which required him to be independently measured by Guinness World Records adjudicators.
On August 8, 2007, Guinness book’s spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza stated that in the 2008 edition of the record book, Mr Stadnyk appeared to be taller than Bao Xishun, a native of Inner Mongolia in China who stands 2.36 m (7.7 ft). Although he held the title for a few months, Stadnyk refused to be measured and was consequently denied the GWR recognition. Others have questioned the legitimacy of his record, noting that Stadnyk has never been officially measured by Guinness World Records, only by the “Ukrainian Book of Records” that says that he measures 2.54 m (8 ft 4.0 in), and that the doctor originally credited by Guinness with confirming Stadnyk’s height has denied ever measuring him.
Leonid Stadnyk of Ukraine, the high is 2 m 53 cm
Antoine Hugo was destined to go to the USA to work for the Barnum & Bailey circus, but he died on February 16th, 1914 in Mairsons-Alfort shortly before the planned voyage. After his brother’s death, Baptiste decided to leave France for the USA to replace his brother in the circus. He was admitted to the William Parker hospital in New York on 22 April 1916 wirth the diagnosis of diphtheria and died the next day (23 April 1916). A post-mortem examination was performed and published by Symmers . His height was reported as 2.59 m. (8 ft. 10 in.), which is much taller than his reported height when still alive.
Hugo, 2 m 59 cm
Henry Hite (1915 – 1972) born Henry Mullens, was a giant who was well-known in his day for making movies and personal appearances and the occasional movie that would capitalize on his height, 7ft-6¾in (2.31 m).
Henry Hite from Los Angeles (1915 – 1972) was high 2 m 31 cm
Bao Xishun (also known as Xi Shun or “The Mast”) Chinese: Bào X?shùn) (born 1951) is a herdsman from Inner Mongolia, China, who was recognized by Guinness World Records as one of the world’s tallest living men. Guinness World Records had returned the title of world’s tallest man back to him after Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk took over the title briefly. After Stadnyk refused to be measured under new guidelines, which required him to be independently measured by Guinness World Records’s adjudicators, the title was returned to Xishun.
On September 17, 2009, Turk Sultan Kosen overtook Bao Xishun as the tallest living man in the world, when he was measured by Guinness World Records, standing 2.47m (8ft 1″) tall.
Bao Xishun from Mongolia, was high 2 m 47 cm
He trully lived in the early 1900’s. He was seven feet, six inches tall, weighed 360 pounds, and wore size 18 shoes. People loved him because of his kindness, but also enjoyed knowing about his great strenght.
Big Gust, was high 2 m 28 cm