posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 09:21 PM
Originally posted by Druscilla
It would seem that GIANTS aren't as far fetched as some (including myself) would think.
Six ft, six inches tall may not be anything spectacular today, but, this fellow in the linked article would have absolutely towered over his
contemporaries that averaged in at 5ft 5 inches at the time.
well we have giants, the tallest man ever was 8 foot 11, robert wadlow
what is far fetched is the idea that a population of giants existed, seeing as giantism is rare and hard to survive.
unless someone wants to insert supernatural things into the answer, such as angels mating with women, and having offspring like og and later goliath,
there is no way someone over 9 feet would be able to walk. wadlow could barely walk when he was 8' 11", his bones couldn't bear the weight.
the human body has an upper limit on how tall someone can be without suffering, with the added nutrition of modern society, it's closer to 7 foot 5
before you start to have problems.
apparently the threshold was lower than 6 foot 8 inches, since this person died when he was a teen to young adult. they estimate between 16-20.