Monday, 28 January 2013

10 Tallest People In History

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History abounds with tales of hugely tall men and women, but it's only in the past couple of hundred years that we've had medical explanations for the phenomenon. Pituitary gigantism, Marfan syndrome, eunuchoid tallness, Sotos syndrome, and acromegaly are all conditions that can cause those afflicted to grow beyond the human norm.

The stories of the individuals affected by gigantism are as interesting as the causes behind their conditions. Here are the 10 tallest recorded people in history.

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