Wednesday, July 21, 2010

John Rogan 267 cm tall men

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John Rogan 267 cm Second tallest male in recorded history.John William "Bud" Rogan (ca. 1868–1905) is one of twelve individuals in medical history to reach a height of eight feet or more. He was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, between 1865 and 1868. Rogan began to grow very rapidly at the age of 13 leading to ankylosis.The 2nd tall men in the world.

After only being able to walk on crutches by 1882 he could not stand or walk. By 1899 he grew to a height of 8'6 and often appeared in newspapers referred to as the 'Negro' giant. He got around by a goat cart which he made himself and was always the center of attention often known for his extremely deep voice and playable attitude.

Although he could not work he made a living by selling his portraits and postcards of himself at the train station. His hands measured 11 inches in length and his foot 1foot 1 in length. He continued to grow until his death, his exact height was not measured until his death. At that time he measured 8 ft 9 in (267 cm) tall but weighed only 175 pounds (79 kg), making him the tallest African-American, and the second tallest person, ever recorded. Rogan died in 1905 from complications of his disease. His body was buried in the family yard under solid concrete to stop scientists from robbing and examining his body.

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