Al Tomaini

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Aurelio "Al" Tomaini (February 25, 1912 – August 30, 1962) claimed a height of 8 feet, 5½ inches. Tomaini was the son of Santo Tomaini and Maria Bossone. At the age of 12, he was taller than his father, who stood 6 feet, 3 inches tall. He had a great-grandfather in Italy who was also of abnormal height. His parents consulted a physician who, through the use of X-rays, discovered the cause of his giantism to be an over-active pituitary gland. [to be continued]