Robert Wadlow drew a funny meme about his fanmail in 1938 — It's the Gentle Giant's 101st birthday
ALTON - Here's a good ol' fashioned dad-joke to celebrate Robert Wadlow's 101st birthday.
"How tall was Robert Wadlow?"
"I dunno. How tall was he?"
"Robert Wadlow was so tall, he didn't need a mailing address!"
And it was apparently true, to an extent, if you take stock in a charming, meme-like knee-slapper that the gentle giant apparently drew and sent to a fan.
Last year an online auction offered an index card signed by Robert Wadlow. At the top of the card, Wadlow writes, "(Here's just a sample of a letter I got)."
Below, his name his typed and there's a hand drawn letter with a stamp. The address is simply: