Deborah HylandGhost tours in Alton, Illinois, feature Confederate prisoners of war, slaves fleeing on the Underground Railroad and the occasional juicy murderous love triangle or suicide. Surely the tour guide should mention the mystery of the maimed, wingless chickens.
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Sultan Kosen stands 8'1" compared to Robert Wadlow's 8'11". For the record, yesterday was Guinness World Record Day. Thousands of record-setters and fans of the almanac of bizarre feats showed up in London to celebrate the occasion -- including Sultan Kosen of Turkey.
Wadlow standing next to his father.Born a normal-sized baby in Alton in 1918, Robert Wadlow stood at 5' 6" by the age of five and 6' 5" by the age of 10 and nearly nine feet tall (8' 11") by the time he died on July 15, 1940. An overactive pituitary gland prompted his tremendous growth and would ... More >>