When it comes to the tallness every human has a certain height and most of the time it is genetically transferred from our parents that how we grow but sometimes environmental factors play their roles in our body structure. National Centre for Health showed the statistics about the average height of the young male adult and according to those statistics average height of men is 5 feet and 9 inches (69.3 inches). The height of humans differs with the country or continent like in the countries of Bosnia, Herzegovina and Netherland the average height of the men adults is above than the six feet while in some part of Asia specifically in Southeast Asian countries Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam the average height of adults is 5 feet and 4 inches and in the Sudan area of Nile the average height of men is 6 feet 3 inches. As I said earlier genetics plays a vital role in determining the height of a person but it is not true in all cases even a tallest father can give a child with shorter height and vice versa.
Tallest man ever
The tallest man in the world history with no doubts was Robert Pershing Wadlow. He was born on 5 February 1918 in Illinois USA. Robert was measured last time on 27 June in 1940 and he was 9 feet 11.1 inches tall at that time. On his 21st birthday his weight was 222.71 kg and this weight is the highest weight of his body in his lifespan while at the time of his death the weight measured was 199 kg.
The size of his shoe was 47 cm (37AA) while arm span of Robert was 9 feet 5.75 inches (2.88 meters) and the size of his hand from wrist to tip of the middle finger was 12.75 inches (32.4 cm). Food consumption of Robert on daily basis was near about 8000 calories on his peak days of life and this amount is three times larger than a normal person’s food. He was able to lift his father named Harold F. Waldow to the roof of a family home at the age of nine and the weight of his father at that time was 77 kg.
Robert died on July 15 during 1940 and he was buried in the cemetery of Oakwood, Alton. The reason for his death was septic blister on his right side ankle.
Living Tallest Man
The living tallest man of the world is Sultan Kosen who was measured last time on February 8, 2011. He was born on December 10, 1982, in the major city of Turkey named Ankara. According to the last measurement in 2011, the height of Sultan Kosen was 8 feet 2.8 inches. Guinness World record knows about the only ten people who reached the mark of 8 feet and Sultan Kosen is one of them.
Sultan Kusan was announced to be the tallest man of the world in the year 2009 at that time his height was 8 feet 1 inch. He is also the person who holds the record of larger hands with 28.5 cm. The reason behind his abnormal height is due to the overproduction of his growth hormones.