As the average height for a person falls somewhere between 5′, 7″ and 5′, 11″, giant humans might seem like something that you see only in movies. However, that is not the case as there are people out there who break the norm and are real life giants, sometimes growing close to 9″ tall. From giant skeletons to super tall men and women, here are 25 Real Life Giants You Won’t Believe Exist.
In 2014, Guinness officially named Rumeysa Gelgi of Turkey the tallest teenager in the world at 7ft tall. It was one of her life goals to make it into the record books with her height, and she is very pleased to have done so. The reason for her height is a condition called Weaver Syndrome, which causes rapid growth, starting at birth.
Edouard Beaupré was born in Canada in 1881. He grew to 8’3″, and when he was 17, discovered he could lift an 800 lb horse. Sadly, the pituitary gland which caused his exponential growth also caused his premature death at just 23 years old.
Anton de Franckenpoint
Anton de Franckenpoint was the first person in recorded history to reach 8′ in height. He was a personal guard to the Duke of Braunschweig in the early 1600’s, and his skeleton currently belongs to Museum Anatomicum in Marburg where it is on display. That just doesn’t seem very nice, to gawk at people in death for things they couldn’t help. Jeez Germany…
Koehler was born in Montana in 1925. He reached a high of 8′ 2″ before his spine started to curve from disease, making him shorter. He had a twin sister, who was a normal height of 5′ 9″. He died at 55 years old, reportedly of a heart condition.
Matthew was the world’s tallest actor when he played in Tim Burton’s masterpiece “Big Fish” as Karl the Giant. He also had roles in the movies “Bubble Boy,” “MIB II,” and “The Devil’s Rejects.” He was 7′ 6″ tall, and died of natural causes in 2005. He was only 32.