ghbearman wrote:oh I see your point now. Don't forget Jane Bunford though, an almost eight footer.
I'll bet dimes to donuts that Bunford was more than 8'. I have NO faith in skeleton mounters.
But anyway, I think both Wadlow and Zeng are once in a millennium prodigies that will never be surpassed. Wadlow is the more impressive to me because he scaled heights never seen again until Eddie Carmel crested 9'3"
No, Really. Wadlow literally stands a head above anyone else in incontrovertible history. (I'd love to see Sultan photographed with a scale statue of Wadlow. Zeng, while her growth rate was prodigious at such a tender age, only stands a few inches above her rival claimants.
Thus, I tilt the competition in favor of Wadlow.
It is true that if had she lived a few more years she might have caught Wadlow, and also true that if we had better antibiotics in the early forties that Wadlow would have been well over 9 feet all. But it is also true that if a frog had wings it wouldn't bust its ass every time it jumps.