25 Real Life Giants You Won’t Believe Exist

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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Bernard Coyne

10BernardSource: http://listverse.com

Bernard Coyne’s WWI draft card listed his height at 8′ even, but when he died, it’s suspected he reached up to 8’4”. He was born in the late 1890’s in Iowa and is buried there as well.

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Sultan Kösen

Sultan KösenSource: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

Sultan Kösen of Turkey current holds the record as the tallest living man in the world. He reached a height of 8′ 2.8″ before having surgery to have his pituitary gland removed in 2010, when his growth stopped.


23

Angus Mòr MacAskill

Angus_MacAskill_in_CanadaSource: http://www.thehumanmarvels.com

MacAskill is the tallest “natural giant” ever recorded, meaning there was no known medical reason for his great height, no odd or unnatural proportions, he was just big. He was also, according to the Guinness book of world records, the strongest man who ever lived. He was able to single-handedly lift boat anchors over 2,000 lbs to chest height. He also had the largest chest circumference of any non-obese man at 80 inches. He also was supposedly very handsome and had a gentle demeanor along with a deep, soothing “musical” voice.

22

Yao Defen

Yao DefenSource: http://brainberries.co

Yao Defen was a Chinese woman who, like many who grow incredibly tall, had a tumor in her pituitary gland. She was 7’8” tall and lived to be 40 years old.


21

Zeng Jinlian

zengjinlianSource: http://www.historyrundown.com

Jinlian was the tallest female ever recorded in medical history at a height of 7′ 11″. Unfortunately, this meant that she was unable to stand up straight because of her deformed spine. She was born in China in 1964 and died at the age of 17 from complications of diabetes. Had she been able to stand up straight, she would have stood around 8′ 2″.



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