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  • Tallest man ever

    Tallest man ever
    The tallest man in medical history died 75 years ago but experts believe he’ll never be beaten. When Robert Pershing Wadlow from Illinois was measured shortly before his death in 1940, he was found to be 2.72m tall.
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  • Oldest person ever

    Oldest person ever
    Jeanne Calment, once described by President Jacques Chirac as “a grandmother to the French people”, lived to the grand old age of 122 years 164 days.