Robert Wadlow has the biggest hands ever. He was the tallest man, with the biggest feet. He was wearing a massive size 25 ring. That's over 8 inches wide! The largest hand I have seen on film is also on Robert Wadlow, who at age 19 had hands measuring 21 inches around. " - Dr. Jay Cohen
Big hands are common among men who work with their hands, such as carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. These men often suffer from arthritis or other joint problems due to poor working conditions. Because of this, they need large hand sizes to handle tools.
Wadlow was an American human giant who stood 7 feet 4 inches (2.33 m) tall and weighed approximately 450 pounds (200 kg). He was born in Indiana in 1901 to John and Mary Wadlow, who were farmers. At age 14, Wadlow began working for a bricklayer so he could help support his family, since his parents were unable to pay his school fees. He worked continuously as a bricklayer until he was discovered by bodybuilding enthusiasts who used him in exhibitions and photos. In 1926, he married Rose Mayfield, who was five feet two inches (1.5 m) tall. They had three children together: Donna, Richard, and Karen.
The most massive hands ever. The tallest man ever, Robert Wadlow (USA), had hands that measured 32.3 cm (12.75 in) from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger. He was wearing a size 25 ring. All of the records on our website are current and up to date. Unfortunately, there is no way to verify these records since they are not published by any authority.
The second largest hand was found in a body discovered in May 1877 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States. The corpse was that of a large man who had been shot twice with a gun that continued to fire after being pulled from the body. The hand was 33 inches (84 cm) long and weighed 14 pounds (6.5 kg). It was thought to have come from one of the two men killed during an outlaw raid earlier that year.
The largest recorded hand was found in January 2003 in a case of medical science fiction called "The Giant's Hand". The body of a man named George Harvey was discovered lying in a bed at his home in Upstate New York. At the time of his death, he was identified only by the number 45 shoe size he was wearing. The hand was 35 inches (89 cm) long and weighed 15 pounds (7 kg). It was believed to have come from Harvey, who was six feet three inches (192 cm) tall.
A regular size 9 shoe would have covered up most of his foot.
The largest hand in the world is believed to be that of David McGrew (Canada), who died in April 2016 at the age of 38. His right hand measured 36.4 cm (14.1 inches) from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger. He had two children with a woman who lived with him. She said he used to tell her she should file her husband's hand length away in case it became important for identification purposes.
McGrew grew up poor in a rural area of Ontario, Canada. At age 11, he started working on cars as a mechanic to earn money for baseball cards and music. At 15, he began drinking alcohol and using drugs including marijuana, cocaine, LSD, and ecstasy. He spent several months in jail for assaulting another man with a chainsaw.
McGrew claimed that during his lifetime, he had been involved in various arguments about hand length; some people had asked him for help with identification problems, others had made bets on the length of his fingers.
A female American Indian who lived in what is now Colorado had hands measuring 31.5 cm (12.25 in). That's more than half a foot! The current record holder is a German man named Martin Hildebrandt who has hands that measure 30 cm (11.8 in) from the wrist to the tip of his middle finger.
Hands are usually about 10% of your total body weight. So, a man with handssuch as Wadlow's would weigh around 260 lbs (120 kg), while a woman with hands such as those of the American Indian would weigh about 115 lbs (53 kg).
It is estimated that the average male hand length is 7.5 inches (19 cm) and for females it is 5.5 inches (14 cm). So, Robert Wadlow's hands were nearly a foot long! This shows how large he must have been!
Robert Wadlow was only 6'4" (1.9 m) tall and weighed only 250 pounds (115 kg), so his hands weren't very big compared to most men. But they were still incredibly huge in comparison to most women's hands!