Robert Wadlow stood tallest at 8'11"

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  1. Tony7xxx

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    I recently read that this giant from Illinois (who died at age 22 in 1940) had a penis that weighed seven pounds. Photos are reportedly on the web somewhere. Anyone ever come across them?
     
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    Errrr no but then again .....why?
     
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    I think someone has been telling you porkie pies. He had a child's penis, he never went through puberty because of the nature of his tumour.
     
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    I have to agree, I dont think he had much in the meat department. Certainly no VPL in this photo with crotch tight pants...
     

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    My dad grew up in Alton and said Robert was really famous in town. My dad and uncle would walk past his house on the way home from school and see him sitting in a gigantic rocking chair on the porch.
     
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    duh! LPSG!
     
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    Why exactly did the tumor prevent him from going through puberty?
     
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    I remember reading that autopsy story in a book somewhere.
    I wish I could find the reference for you.
    As I recall, It was something like "Ripleys Believe It Or Not".
    Not that, but something like it.

    -- Erik
     
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    Are you sure you are not thinking of Rasputin, the monk advisor to the Romanovs in Russia? His penis is preserved in a jar and, of course there are photos of that on the net. It is supposed to weigh something like 7 lbs. (net when drained)
     
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    The Rasputin penis that is on display in Russia is most likely not his. When one is assisnated, very seldom does someone stop and say, "excuse me fellows, let me whomp this thing off. Might get me an invitation to dine with the Czar and Czarina".
     
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