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Big Bad Voodoo

Ancient Roman Giant Found

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Coffey

He would have been about the size of a basket ball player wouldn't he?

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coolguy

May be this person was not Roman. And they just buryed him.

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Simbi Laveau

Maybe he had marphans disease .

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Timonthy

Maybe the thread name should not be so misleading...

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King Fluffs

I'm quite tall...

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TheMacGuffin

It's like Abraham Lincoln, who at six feet-four towered above most of his male contemporaries in the 19th Century, and certainly towered above his wife. He often made jokes about it, and even though his enemies called him a baboon and gorilla it obviously didn't stop him from becoming the greatest president in US history.

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TheMacGuffin

This was a newspaper cartoon of Lincoln;s victory over George McClellan in 1864. "This reminds me of a little joke."

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susieice

George Washington is often shown as a little guy. In reality, he was 6 ft 2 in tall. Our second tallest president and also one of the greatest. Must be true, they towered over their contemporaries.

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Sean Creaney

Chris Rock reckons the Afro American basketball players are the result of the Slave owners Pairing off the biggest slaves to breed bigger stronger slaves .

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Lava_Lady

Chris Rock reckons the Afro American basketball players are the result of the Slave owners Pairing off the biggest slaves to breed bigger stronger slaves .

Chris Rock the comedian?

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Alexanderthefake

Where is the troll icon? This was a burn.

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Eliseldritch

Apparently this person's status didn't necessarily reflect his physical stature, and maybe that's a good thing. Imagine Nero or Caligula an actual giant among the rest.

Imagine Chris Rock being this tall - imagine slaves being this tall; what's the world coming to?

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mfrmboy

Don't know how they treated him but everybody did look up to him !

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psyche101

He would have been about the size of a basket ball player wouldn't he?

The pic from the article is good for perspective:

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The giant's tibia, or shinbone, compared with that of a normal Roman male of the same period.

Photograph by Simona Minozzi, Endocrine Society

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Eldorado

It's like Abraham Lincoln, who at six feet-four towered above most of his male contemporaries in the 19th Century, and certainly towered above his wife.AH_Abraham_Lincoln_height.jpg

Did his head go all the way to the top of that hat?

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la_paloma_blanca

Goliath? :-p

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Erowin

People with that disease are usually pretty sickly though, right? Though my dad is super tall, hes just an inch shorter than this 'giant' and I've met someone who was 6'8 before. Everyone was shorter then, so I'm sure he towered above the crowd, but being that tall shouldn't have put a strain on his joints. The human body is capable of handling up to around 7 feet, thats when things start getting wonky. Though the tumor likely ensured he had a short life, he was probably strong and very sturdy.

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