Chang Woo Gow "An intelligent, well-educated and well-traveled man, Chang spoke Chinese, English, French, German, and a little Spanish. A Baptist, he could read the Bible in six languages. His true height was estimated at around 7'6". He was described by his close friend, photographer William J. Day, as "a gentle giant, a giant of giants, great of stature, but with the kindest nature and a heart as true and tender as ever beat"
According to her publicity, Ella Kate Ewing, the Missouri Giantess, was 8 feet, 4 ½ inches tall, though her true height was closer to 7'3". She was born on March 9, 1872, in Louis County, Missouri, weighing seven and a half pounds at birth.
People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.
Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became engaged at age 23. Unfortunately, he stole her money and ran away. She died shortly after of an asthma attack, though friends claim it was of a broken heart.
“Altar of Castration” For 350 years the Catholic Church castrated young boys to stop their voices breaking, instead of simply letting women sing in their choirs. The lives and testicles of hundreds of thousands of boys were sacrificed to a single passage from the bible.
"In 1939, right after the Germans invaded, Warsaw began to see trainloads of blonde, blue-eyed children being taken to "Germanization" camps in Germany. Everyone in Warsaw knew about a certain group of women...when the trains pulled in, they tried to convince the German guards to accept bribes in exchange for some of the children." Irena Sendler was one of these women. Later she did everything she could to save Jewish children, including the ones in this photo. (1944)