Living with very large feet – level 3
A 20-year-old man from Venezuela has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the largest feet.
“Since I was 14-years-old they made my shoes out of trouser material, which only lasted two or three weeks, so sometimes I would go barefoot.”
At a whopping size of 59 by European standards, which is a size 18 in the UK, Rodriguez’s feet are larger than those of the world’s tallest man. Guinness World Records were informed of his record-breaking feet after German specialist shoemaker Georg Wessels travelled to the country to help.
Rodriguez had grown at a normal rate until he reached 10 years old which led his family to seek medical advice.
“They sent him to do a scan and that is when they realised Jason suffered from an overactive pituitary. We all have that gland, but he had premature growth which sped up his growth.”
Having overcome bullying for his size, Rodriguez now has plans to help people suffering from depression.
Difficult words: whopping (very large), pituitary (the small organ at the base of your brain which produces hormones), overcome (to deal with something difficult), bully (to do bad things to someone weaker).
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