Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size.  Though born an infant of normal size into a family of normal-sized people in Letcher County, Kentucky, he is said to at one time have been 7 feet 11 inches in height.   His ferocity in battle, aided by his imposing figure, made him legendary, with Union soldiers telling tales of a "Confederate giant who's as big as five men and fights like fifty".

Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size. Though born an infant of normal size into a family of normal-sized people in Letcher County, Kentucky, he is said to at one time have been 7 feet 11 inches in height. His ferocity in battle, aided by his imposing figure, made him legendary, with Union soldiers telling tales of a "Confederate giant who's as big as five men and fights like fifty".

Irish Giant  This photo of a 'fossilized Irish giant' was taken at a London rail depot & appeared in the 12/1895 issue of Strand Mag. The giant was found by a Mr Dyer while looking for iron ore in County Antrim. It was 12' 2" (3.71 m) tall, weighed 2 tonnes & had 6 toes on its right foot. After a showing inDublin, it came to  liverpool & Manchester England, attracting all kinds. After a legal dispute over ownership, nothing more appears to have been heard or seen of the exhibit.

Irish Giant This photo of a 'fossilized Irish giant' was taken at a London rail depot & appeared in the 12/1895 issue of Strand Mag. The giant was found by a Mr Dyer while looking for iron ore in County Antrim. It was 12' 2" (3.71 m) tall, weighed 2 tonnes & had 6 toes on its right foot. After a showing inDublin, it came to liverpool & Manchester England, attracting all kinds. After a legal dispute over ownership, nothing more appears to have been heard or seen of the exhibit.

Maria Feliciana dos Santos grew normally until the age of 10, when her growth skyrocketed. She was a basketball player, singer and circus attraction. Her first public performances were in 1962 at the age of 16. At 18 she received the title of Queen of Height in a contest in Chacrinha. Although her height was often claimed to be 7 feet 4.4 inches (224.8 cm), her real height was probably no more than 7 feet 0 inches.

Maria Feliciana dos Santos grew normally until the age of 10, when her growth skyrocketed. She was a basketball player, singer and circus attraction. Her first public performances were in 1962 at the age of 16. At 18 she received the title of Queen of Height in a contest in Chacrinha. Although her height was often claimed to be 7 feet 4.4 inches (224.8 cm), her real height was probably no more than 7 feet 0 inches.

The fossilized Irish giant from 1895 is over 12 feet tall. The giant was discovered during a mining operation in Antrim, Ireland. This picture is courtesy “the British Strand magazine of December 1895″ Height, 12 foot 2 inches; girth of chest, 6 foot 6 inches; length of arms 4 foot 6 inches. There are six toes on the right foot. The six fingers and toes remind some people of  Bible passage 2 Samuel 21:20

The fossilized Irish giant from 1895 is over 12 feet tall. The giant was discovered during a mining operation in Antrim, Ireland. This picture is courtesy “the British Strand magazine of December 1895″ Height, 12 foot 2 inches; girth of chest, 6 foot 6 inches; length of arms 4 foot 6 inches. There are six toes on the right foot. The six fingers and toes remind some people of Bible passage 2 Samuel 21:20

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Sylvia Hardy (1824-1888) was known as  The Maine Giantess.  She started growing tall as a teenager and reached her full height of about 7'0'' at age 40.  She worked for P.T. Barnum and was a friend of Charles Stratton (Tom Thumb) and his wife.  After retiring from the circus, she returned to Maine and became a spiritualist and medium.

Sylvia Hardy (1824-1888) was known as The Maine Giantess. She started growing tall as a teenager and reached her full height of about 7'0'' at age 40. She worked for P.T. Barnum and was a friend of Charles Stratton (Tom Thumb) and his wife. After retiring from the circus, she returned to Maine and became a spiritualist and medium.

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