How tall was Andre the Giant really?

CoryCory New Scotland

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  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Persuasive.  Scholarly.  
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Excuse me, sir. His name was Andrew the Giant. Mandela Effect strikes again.
    Jovial_Falcon
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    Persuasive.  Scholarly.  
    Not sure how serious/sarcastic you're being.

    I'm kind of fascinated by "giant" humans.  Our very own Angus "Giant" MacAskill who physically was about the size of Ser Gregor Clegene, at 7'9" or 7'10" and 425-500+lbs.  Although his feats of strength (ie lifting a full grown horse over a 4 foot fence without breaking a sweat, or lifting a 2000-2800lbs anchor to chest height and carrying it) seem a bit impossible.
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    Here is the current Gregor deadlifting 994 pounds, which is insane.
    KingKobravoodooratCory
  • TaraC73TaraC73 Manchester NH
    Interesting.
  • MrSinysterMrSinyster Raleigh, NC
    this is all the evidence I need 
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    Jovial_Falcon
  • Obey.
    DoubleA_Ron
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Cory said:

    Persuasive.  Scholarly.  
    Not sure how serious/sarcastic you're being.

    I'm kind of fascinated by "giant" humans.  Our very own Angus "Giant" MacAskill who physically was about the size of Ser Gregor Clegene, at 7'9" or 7'10" and 425-500+lbs.  Although his feats of strength (ie lifting a full grown horse over a 4 foot fence without breaking a sweat, or lifting a 2000-2800lbs anchor to chest height and carrying it) seem a bit impossible.


    I'm as serious as the occasion requires, haha.  I know that Jim and I have talked about this very subject a bunch, and we've even estimated the height  using the same Wilt Chamberlain image.  I didn't do any kind of pixel based perspective analysis on it, which I think is super impressive and also super silly. 
  • CoryCory New Scotland

    Cory said:

    Persuasive.  Scholarly.  
    Not sure how serious/sarcastic you're being.

    I'm kind of fascinated by "giant" humans.  Our very own Angus "Giant" MacAskill who physically was about the size of Ser Gregor Clegene, at 7'9" or 7'10" and 425-500+lbs.  Although his feats of strength (ie lifting a full grown horse over a 4 foot fence without breaking a sweat, or lifting a 2000-2800lbs anchor to chest height and carrying it) seem a bit impossible.
    I'm as serious as the occasion requires, haha.  I know that Jim and I have talked about this very subject a bunch, and we've even estimated the height  using the same Wilt Chamberlain image.  I didn't do any kind of pixel based perspective analysis on it, which I think is super impressive and also super silly. 

    I remember that episode of Blue Yonder.

    I guess I take it about the same seriousness, haha, except that I think my inner child is a little disappointed if Andre wasn't really quite as gargantuan as I thought so as a kid.
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited March 22
    If he really drank 102 beers in 45 minutes before getting on a flight @ 520 lbs (4.5 abv and a frat boy tolerance), he'd be .72 blood alochol content and be comatose, respiratory arrest deader than dead.

    I think there's been some embellishment with Andre. Because wrastlin'.

    "William Wallace killed fefty men. Fefty."

    Anybody wanna peanut?
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    cdrive said:

    Because wrastlin'.

    "William Wallace killed fefty men. Fefty."

    Anybody wanna peanut?

    No doubt.  Same with Wilt claiming to have slept with 20,000 women and have killed a mountain lion with his bare hands.
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Cory said:

    Cory said:

    Persuasive.  Scholarly.  
    Not sure how serious/sarcastic you're being.

    I'm kind of fascinated by "giant" humans.  Our very own Angus "Giant" MacAskill who physically was about the size of Ser Gregor Clegene, at 7'9" or 7'10" and 425-500+lbs.  Although his feats of strength (ie lifting a full grown horse over a 4 foot fence without breaking a sweat, or lifting a 2000-2800lbs anchor to chest height and carrying it) seem a bit impossible.
    I'm as serious as the occasion requires, haha.  I know that Jim and I have talked about this very subject a bunch, and we've even estimated the height  using the same Wilt Chamberlain image.  I didn't do any kind of pixel based perspective analysis on it, which I think is super impressive and also super silly. 
    I remember that episode of Blue Yonder.

    I guess I take it about the same seriousness, haha, except that I think my inner child is a little disappointed if Andre wasn't really quite as gargantuan as I thought so as a kid.


    I met Rick Smits in the Mooresville Kroger at 3am in the morning once.  I guarantee if you saw Andre in real life, you would NOT miss two or three inches, because he'd be like 4 Rick Smits inhabiting the same body.  People over 7 feet tall are just crazy big.
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