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Meet the only man in history that was born a DWARF but died a GIANT

News Hub Creator 07/16/2020

"\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002F84e66649881e47b25f17fe2230e5ba5f?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EThere are, in a sense, three classes of people you are likely to come across in life: the short, the average and the tall. But in the first and last classes (short and tall), there are people who \u003Cstrong\u003Ego to the extremes\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E. The short ones exhibit their extreme growth deficiency as \u003Cstrong\u003Edwarfism\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E and the tall ones become \u003Cstrong\u003Egiants\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EDwarfism is something that is usually permanent. Gigantism on the other hand is when a normal person suddenly keeps growing taller and taller due to an overstimulated \u003Cstrong\u003Ethyroid\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E or \u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Epituitary \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003Egland. However, there has been one known person that crossed from being a dwarf to becoming a giant. Meet the only man in history that was born a dwarf but died a giant.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002F6e3f2be57a95a6e10768269565de6e80?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EPhoto: Rainer next to an average-sized man. \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EThat unfortunate individual is \u003Cstrong\u003EAdam Rainer\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E (1899 – 4 March 1950). Not much is known about his personal life, as it was his unique medical condition that gave him recognition. But what little is known about him is truly \u003Cstrong\u003Emind-blowing\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002F509860d42c1387cfe3675200ec53c248?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003ERainer was born to average-sized parents in \u003Cstrong\u003EGraz, Austria, \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003Eand, growing up, he was rather \u003Cstrong\u003Eshort for his age\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E because his height was well below 5 feet. \u003Cstrong\u003EFor a person to be considered a dwarf\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E, that person must be below the height of \u003Cstrong\u003E4\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003Efeet, 10 inches\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E; and by the time Rainer tried to join the army at \u003Cstrong\u003Eage 18\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E, he was rejected by doctors for having a height of only \u003Cstrong\u003E4 feet and 6.3 inches.\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002F6a6ceaef80090873b99b5bdaff20e96b?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EHis height at as a young man can be accurately ascertained via military records, especially since he \u003Cstrong\u003Eapplied again\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E a year later at a height of \u003Cstrong\u003E4 feet and 8.3 inches. \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003EBut he still got turned down for being too short and weak. However, despite his small size, Rainer had rather \u003Cstrong\u003Elarge hands and feet, \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003Ewith his \u003Cstrong\u003Eshoe size being 43.\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002F52cfbead2d0b850a87a0eec2bade12e4?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EAdam did not stop growing as had been previously thought, and by the \u003Cstrong\u003Eage of 21\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E (which is when most people stop growing), he suddenly started growing very rapidly, and by \u003Cstrong\u003Eage 32\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E, he had attained a height of \u003Cstrong\u003E7 feet and 2 inches. \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003EHis wish for more height had become a \u003Cstrong\u003Ecurse\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E.\u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002F99601443594d63ed7ac889f12afbec82?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EDoctors who examined Rainer determined that he had a \u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Etumor on his pituitary gland\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003E that caused \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Eacromegaly\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003E (excessive growth). He suffered many \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Eproblems\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003E as a result of this because \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Ehis spine began to curve sideways \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Ethe more he grew. He also \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Ebecame blind in his right eye\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003E while suffering \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Epoor vision in his left eye\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003E. \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003EAdditionally, he started to go \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Edeaf\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003E and exhibited other telltale symptoms of acromegaly, including \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Ewidely spaced teeth\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003E, an \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Eelongated face \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003Cspan style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Eas well as \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003Cstrong style=\"color: rgb(17, 17, 17);\"\u003Elarge and protruding forehead and jaw. \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002F7ccfcf9d5b17c39153fd625b7313d488?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EHe \u003Cstrong\u003Eunderwent a surgery\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E to remove the tumor and, although the operation was a success, he still \u003Cstrong\u003Econtinued to grow\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E, although at a slower pace. His spine, too, continued to curve to the point that he became \u003Cstrong\u003Econfined to his bed for the later part of his life, unable to move freely. \u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EWhen he \u003Cstrong\u003Edied at the age of 51, his\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E height was \u003Cstrong\u003E7 feet and 8 inches\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E with a \u003Cstrong\u003Eshoe size of 53\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E, thereby making him the first and only person in recorded history to be classified as both a dwarf and a giant.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ca href=\"https:\u002F\u002Fwww.operanewsapp.com\u002Fng\u002Fen\u002Fshare\u002Fdetail?news_id=8cb4b000fb3ce98d4aa5e41d10eb3b1b&news_entry_id=s39aaa646200716en_ng&open_type=tanscoded&request_id=news_0fc562ab-8ebf-414e-a140-68cb4292ecc4&from=news\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E2 WWE wrestlers with real life superpowers\u003C\u002Fstrong\u003E\u003C\u002Fa\u003E \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002Fdb9b28b8140696b94fe28d05683b56f0?quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720&watermark=false\"\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\u003C\u002Fp\u003E"
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