Maria Feliciana dos Santos grew normally until the age of 10, when her growth skyrocketed. She was a basketball player, singer and circus attraction. Her first public performances were in 1962 at the age of 16. At 18 she received the title of Queen of Height in a contest in Chacrinha. Although her height was often claimed to be 7 feet 4.4 inches (224.8 cm), her real height was probably no more than 7 feet 0 inches.
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Manute Bol and Spud Webb, both of the USBL’s Rhode Island Gulls, pose during a June 1985 SI photo shoot. Bol, who died in 2010, would’ve turned 50 today. (Manny Millan/SI) GALLERY: Classic Photos of...
Clifford Marshall Thompson was one of the world's tallest men, and remains the tallest man to ever appear in a Hollywood film. Although born in Rugby, North Dakota, as a child Thompson moved with his parents to Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Wikipedia