gigantism

John Middleton - The child of Hale

John Middleton – The child of Hale

  There is no precise definition of the degree of height that qualifies a person to be termed a ‘giant.’ However the term is usually applied to persons whose height is beyond the upper 1% of the average population. Typically this means that persons at or above the 7 foot mark qualify. However, in recent…

ANNA SWAN – The Giantess of Nova Scotia

Anna Swan was born in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia on August 6th, 1846. She was a large baby. She began her life at eighteen pounds and simply continued to grow. By the age of four she was almost five feet tall. By the time she was sixteen, Anna towered over her parents and 12 siblings. When…

ROBERT WADLOW – The Tallest Man

The tallest man in recorded history, Robert Wadlow, spent less than a year in the circus – and none of it officially in the sideshow. Wadlow, and those who today watch over his legacy, are adamantly against associating Robert with the sideshow or the word freak. While Wadlow was a giant, he was far from…