Tag Archives: World’s Tallest Man

square cube law: tall tales

Above and beyond the call of duty. A Gulliver among the Lilliputians. Robert Wadlow was the tall boy. The beanstalk. Wadlow didn’t mind the jokes about the weather up there, but there were worse drawbacks to being the tallest man … Continue reading

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gulliver’s unravels

Robert Wadlow. The tallest man in the United States. …By his twentieth birthday, when he was 8 feet 6 3/4 inches tall, Wadlow’s step had slowed to an elephantine shuffle. He was infuriated now by those self-styled comedians who several … Continue reading

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way over yonder up there

Robert Wadlow was the tall boy. He didn’t min the ribbing about the weather up there, but there were worse drawbacks to being the tallest man in the U.S.A. Up where he belongs… Until the last months of Wadlow’s Ringling … Continue reading

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tower of celebrity

The tall boy. Robert Wadlow. Drwbacks to being the tallest man in the United States. At age five, he was 5 feet 4 inches, the same height as his mother… Wadlow was a popular student with both his teachers and … Continue reading

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