25 Real Life Giants You Won’t Believe Exist

Posted by , Updated on April 20, 2017

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.

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Margo Dydek

Margo_DydekSource: http://brainberries.co

Polish basketball player Margo Dydek was the tallest female basketball player in history at 7’2” before she suffered a heart attack and died in 2011.

4

Robert Pershing Wadlow

roberwadlowSource: http://www.historyrundown.com

Known as the Giant of Illinois, the tallest man who ever lived was born in 1918, and died at only 22 years old. His name was Robert Pershing Wadlow, and he was diagnosed with gigantism just a few months after his birth. He was taller than both of his parents by the time he was six. In 1936, he went on tour with Ringling Brothers Circus. By the time he died, he needed special leg braces just to walk and had lost all feeling in his feet. His final height was 8’11”.

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Broc Brown

broc brownSource: https://www.facebook.com/brocdbrown

Broc is a Michigan teenager with a rare genetic disorder called Sotos Syndrome, which causes him to grow six inches a year. He’s currently 7′ 8” and still growing. Clothing and shoes for Broc have actually become a serious financial strain on the family since everything has to be custom made.

2

Brahim Takioullah

brahimtakyallahSource: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

Brahim Takioullah of Morocco is the second tallest person in the world at 8’1″, but he has the LARGEST feet in the world – his shoe size is a European size 58, which no shoe store actually stocks. He, like many on this list, has a pituitary gland disorder called acromegaly.

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Andre the Giant

Andre_in_the_late_'80sSource: http://www.andrethegiant.com

Andre the Giant was perhaps known to most for his role in The Princess Bride; however, he was a wrestler long before that. In 1987, he drew the largest crowd for a wrestling match to date with 90,000 people in attendance when he wrestled Hulk Hogan at the Silver Dome. He was 7′ 4″ tall and weighed 500 lbs.

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