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    Robert Wadlow - the tallest man ever recorded. He was 8 ft and 11 inches tall. Over growth has gain him the world record of being the tallest man ever but it also claimed his life at an early age.

    John William Rogan (1868- September 1905) Sumner County, Tennessee, USA is one of 16 individuals history to reach eight feet or more. He was also known as Bud Rogan. He began to grow very rapidly at the age of 13 leading to Ankylosis, and eventually he could not stand or walk. He moved around in a cart that he had made himself from his bed, pulled by goats.he measured 8 feet 8 inches tall but weighed 175 pounds, making him the tallest African-American, and the second tallest man ever recorded.

    Giant woman circus performer

    Incredibly Mysterious Artifacts Revealed – Mayan? UFOs? Authentic? 28 Feb ’12

    Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.

    The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen (8 ft 1 in), and the shortest man in the world, He Pingping (2 ft 5 in)

    victorian hair :vintage photo - makes me wish I had a "YUK" board. That's just gross.

    Suffragette, Britain 1900s. Women of Britain & the democratic world, never waste your right to vote. These women fought, died and starved for a right we now take for granted. It doesn't matter who you vote for, vote because you can. It's a right still denied to millions of women around the world.

    Using one's own finger to replace their nose. ~ A facial reconstruction technique used during WWI & WWII. Caption reads: "Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY." via Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC on flickr.

    Man with Five Spirits

    Ella Ewing 8’4″ lla Ewing was born in Missouri in 1872. She is known as the ‘Missouri Giant’. She grew normally until the age of 7, at which time she began to grow rapidly. Her maximum height is disputed and due to the lack of records she is not listed in the Guinness book of Records. She toured as a side-show freak until she died of tuberculosis in 1913.

    1880 - Contortionist, posed in studio.

    In 1879, Anna Bates (a giantess at 7' 5½") gave birth to the longest and heaviest baby that Guinness has on record. The baby, born in Seville, Ohio, weighed in at 23 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 30 inches long. Sadly, the baby boy passed away just 11 hours after being born.

    A world's record 384-pound black sea bass caught by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn with rod and reel off Catalina Island, California, on August 17, 1900.

    Vintage image from Library of Congress

    The Bearded Lady

    The Most Powerful Images Of World War I. Women hauling coal, possibly for a gas company..!917

    Hazel Carter dressed as a man to follow her soldier husband John overseas into WWI. She was sent home when the disguise was revealed. Hazel died in 1918, while John was still overseas.

    Freaks, 1932

    world war one - what are you doing?