• Short Summary

    Belgian Fernand Bachelard, who claims to be the biggest man in the world, finally beat his handicap in the marriage stakes on Wednesday when he married a life-long admirer at the age of 48.

  • Description

    Belgian Fernand Bachelard, who claims to be the biggest man in the world, finally beat his handicap in the marriage stakes on Wednesday when he married a life-long admirer at the age of 48.

    The Burgomaster of Roucourt performed the ceremony at the Town Hall for his massive fellow-villager, who tips the scales at more than 460 pounds (210 kilos), and stands 7 feet 9 inches (2.35 metres) tall.

    Fernand's bride, who is also 48, is divorced dairy shopkeeper Ranee Colin. She is a mere 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 metres) tall, and she weighs only 185 pounds (85 kilos).

    The wedding ended a life of heartbreak for Fernand due to his size.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8A6B9HL5Q6BWNSRM7VZCGQH0J
    Media URN:
    VLVA8A6B9HL5Q6BWNSRM7VZCGQH0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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