Who Was the Fattest Man Who Ever Lived?

Could you imagine a person weighing more than a half a ton? Such a person did indeed live. His name was Robert Earl Hughes, and he was the heaviest person ever weighed.

When Hughes was born in Illinois in 1926, he weighed 11 1/2 pounds. By the time he was six years old, he weighed over 200 pounds, and at ten he weighed 378 pounds. By the age of 18, his weight was almost 700 pounds, and at 27 he tipped the scales at 945 pounds.

A few years later, though, he reached his greatest weight, an amazing 1,069 pounds. At that time, his waist size was 122 inches.

Hughes spent the last years of his life touring with a carnival. In 1958, he became ill while the carnival was in Bremen, Indiana, but he wasn’t brought to the hospital because he couldn’t fit through the door. So, he was treated in his house trailer, which was parked outside the hospital.

When Hughes died soon afterwards, his 1,041-pound body was placed in a coffin made from a piano case. The coffin was so heavy that it had to be lowered into the ground by a crane.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Robert Earl Hughes has actually since lost his position as the heaviest man who ever lived to Manuel Uribe of Monterey, who once weighed 1, 316 pounds.

  2. Anonymous says

    That guy is so fat they had to be put in to the ground with a crane,now that must be a really big guy! I really feel bad for his family,and for him. I wonder how they get that big of a guy into that tralier without hurting that man surverly. Well that is all I am going to say about him.

  3. A TEN YEAR OLD says

    YOU KNOW YOU CAN REALLY HURT SOMEBODYS FEELINGS WRITING STUFF LIKE THAT YOU REALLY NEED TO LAY OFF OF THAT GUY HE IS PROBABLY VERY SORRY FOR HIMSELF. SO YOU REALLY NEED TO BE QUIET.

  4. ieatnoobs4bfast says

    man, i remember when i was 14 and weighed 200 pounds. But now im 16 and weigh 160. just remember anything can be done and dont give up.

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