All of us are unique in a lot of ways. Each of us has distinct looks that sets us apart from each other. In addition to this, our sizes are also somewhat different from each other. Some of us are small, others are fat, some are very skinny, while there are also some that are very tall. All of these characteristics do add up in our uniqueness, which makes us different from each other. This leads us to the question; who is the biggest person in the world?
Seeing a person that stands higher than 6’5” is already unusual for a lot of us. However, 6’6” or 6’7” is something that we could still call short in comparison to the tallest man on Earth. Base on the Guinness Book of World Records, the known tallest man that was ever recorded goes by the name of Robert Pershing Wadlow. This American was born at Alton, Illinois on the 22nd of February in the year 1918. He was measured by Guinness on the 27th of June 1940 and was able to reach a whopping height of 2.72 meters or 8 ft 11.1 inches tall. Unfortunately, Robert Wadlow died a few days after being measured on the 15th of July at 1:30 am due to a septic blister found on his right ankle, which was caused by a poorly fitted brace. He was then buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Alton with a coffin size that measures approximately 3.28 m or 10 feet 9 inches long and 81 centimeters or 32 inches wide. The depth of the coffin is about 30 inches deep. Nevertheless, even up to now, Wadlow is still recognized as the tallest or biggest person that has ever walked the Earth.
However, if we were to name the tallest living person in the world, then we need to travel all the way to Mongolia in order to meet him. This person goes by the name of Bao Xishun. Bao Xishun is a Mongolian native that has a height of approximately 7 feet 8.95 inches tall. He was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2005, but was replaced 2 years after when the tallest man alive named Leonid Stadnyk of Ukraine replaced him. However, in August of the year 2008, Bao Xishun was able to recapture the title from Stadnyk after it was found out that the latter was not able to comply with the measuring requirements handed by Guinness.
Bao Xishun is a herdsman from Chifeng, Mongolia who was just recently married to a 28 year old saleswoman from his hometown. The woman, named Xia Shujian, stands only 5’6” tall, is only measured at Bao Xishun’s elbow. Xia Shujian is also a lot younger than Bao Xishun, who is only half his age. According to Bao, He was able to have a normal height until he was 16 years old. After that, he already experienced a growth spurt and was able to reach his present height only 7 years after. Now we are aware of who is the biggest and tallest man in the planet.