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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.

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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 recor...

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.

ELEPHANT MAN |.Joseph Carey Merrick (1862 – 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. This photograph was taken in 1888. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Merrick

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Man with three faces William "Bill" Durks was born on April 17, 1913, in Jasper, Alabama to normal parents, and had four normal siblings. As Ward Hall wrote in My Very Unusual Friends (1991), Bill "looked like he had been hit in the face with an axe".

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Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in alton, illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his death at 22 when he was 8'11" tall. despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair

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Quanah Parker was the last Chief of the Commanches. He was never captured by the Army, but decided to surrender and lead his tribe into the white man's culture, only when he saw that there was no alternative - Native American

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Young Man by Black History Album, via Flickr

American Pavilion on fire at Montreal World's Fair 1967, designed by Buckminster Fuller

In 1901 a woman in Poiters, France was found having been confined to her room for 24 years by her mother.

Cherokee man in Traditional Cherokee clothes, Cherokee village, Cherokee, North Carolina

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Oddities from the past, 1932

1890 original cabinet card of Chauncey Morlan, a Victorian sideshow attraction, pictured here at 18 years old, weighing over 500 pounds.