By Buck Wolf
This life-sized representation of Wadlow, who passed away in 1940 at the age of 22, stands 8'11" -- a record that still hasn't been topped. In fact, that's even eight inches taller than the world's current tallest man, my pal Sultan Kösen.
No word yet on whether or not Kosen plans to meet the little Santa -- but he did have a unique meeting with He Pingping a few years back. Pingping was the world's smallest man until his passing in 2010.
By the way, this isn't the only Ripley's representation of Wadlow -- he's in just about all their locations, including this one-of-a-kind "Fab Four" band in Surfer's Paradise, Australia.
But let's get back to Christmas -- click "next" for more on the little Santa.