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Unique Bodies



Heaviest Woman

Rosalie Bradford [USA] is claimed to have registered a peak weight of 1,199 lb in Jan 1987, age 43. after following a controlled diet, she weighed 282 lb in Feb 1994.

Shortest Living Woman

Madge Bester  [South Africa] is just 2 ft 1.5 in all.  sadly she suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta [ characterized by brittle bones and deformities of the skeleton] and is confined to a wheelchair.


Largest Waist

The largest waist was of Walter Hudson [USA] which measured 9ft 11 in at his peak weight of 1,201 lb.

Largest Chest Measurement

Big boy Robert Earl Hughes, who was born in 1926 in Illinois, started bursting his shirts as a toddler. His parents worked hard to keep him clothed and fed. They watched their son double his weight more than four times from the age of six to the age of 25 from 92 kg to 406 kg (203896 lb). At his death in 1958 he topped the scales at an amazing 484 kg (1,067 lb) and was buried in a coffin the size of a piano case.


Lightest Person

Lucia Xarate [1863-89, Mexico], an emaciated ateleiotic dwarf of 26.8 in [67 cm] who weighed 2.8 lb at birth, weighed only 4.7 lb the age of 17.  she fattened up to 13 lb by her 20th birthday.

Shortest Living Woman Ever

The shortest-ever female was Pauline Musters [1876 -1895] who measured 1 ft at the time of her birth in Ossendrecht, Netherlands, and 1 ft 9.6 in at the age of nine.  A postmortem carried out after her death, from pneumonia and meningitis, at the age of 19 in New York city, showed her to be 2 ft tall, although there was evidence of elongation of the body after death.


Shortest Living Man

Younis Edwan [Jordan] is believed to be 2 ft 1.5 in tall.  He was born 1971, and is the sixth sibling in a family of seven sisters and brothers.

Tallest Living Man

The tallest living man is Radhouane Charibib [Tunisia], who measures 7 ft 8.9 in. He is one of 11 brothers and sisters, who all means a normal 5 ft 6 in.

Tallest Man Ever

The tallest man in medical history was Robert Wadlow [USA].  when measured in June 1940, shortly before his death, he was 8 ft 11.1 in tall.  His greatest recorded weight was 491 lb.

Shortest Tribe

The smallest pygmies are the Mbutsi from Zaire, with an average height of 137 cm (4 ft 6 in) for men and 135 cm (4 ft 5 in) for women. Some groups average only 132 cm (4 ft 4 in) for men and 124 cm (4 ft 1 in) for women. The Mbutsi are nomadic hunters and gatherers, originating from equatorial Africa. They live in the Ituri forest.

Shortest Man Ever

The shortest mature man for whose height there is independent evidence was Gul Mohammed [India].  When examined at Ram Manohar Hospita. New Delhi, in 1990, he was found to be just 1 ft 10.5 in tall.

Tallest Living Woman

Sandy Allan [USA] is 7 ft 7.25 in tall, making her the tallest living woman. A 6-lb-8-oz baby, her abnormal growth began soon after birth.  she stood 6 ft 3 in by the age of 10 and was 7 ft 1 in by 16.

Tallest Woman Ever

The tallest woman for whose height there reliable evidence was Zeng Jinlian [China]. she was 8 ft 1.75 in tall when she died on Feb 13 1982, age 17.






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