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What is the biggest foot size recorded?

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The largest feet ever measured were the feet of Robert Pershing Wadlow, of Alton Illinois, whose shoe size is 37AA! Thanks!

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Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940), sometimes known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. The Alton and Illinois monikers reflect the fact that he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois.

Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.

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Robert Wadlow

Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940), sometimes known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. The Alton and Illinois monikers reflect the fact that he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois.

Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.

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Shurtleff College was founded 1827 in Alton, Illinois by Reverend John Mason Peck, a Baptist minister, as Alton Seminary. It was renamed Shurtleff College in 1836 honoring Dr. Brendon Shurtleff of Boston, who donated $10,000 to the college. In keeping with Baptist ideas about equality among men, it accepted students of all races and, by the later nineteenth century, women students as well as men.

In 1910 Andrew Carnegie, the prominent industrialist and philanthropist, donated $15,000 for construction of a library. The now national science and mathematics honor society, Sigma Zeta, was founded at Shurtleff College as a local organization to provide recognition for their science and mathematics students. In a letter that appeared in the correspondence section of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Chemical Education, Sigma Zeta was offered as an alternative for small colleges to the existing Sigma Xi honor society. It had often passed over small colleges for membership as it focused on larger universities. Shurtleff College was a member of the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference from 1910-1937.

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