Giants

Why did the dinosaurs get so big?  Were there dino diets?  Spas to work off the fat?

Why do some animals get so big and others not?

 

Robert Wadlow was a giant of a man. He stood eight feet, eleven and a half inches tall. He was born on February 22, 1918 in Alton, Ohio. His height resulted from hyperplasia of his pituitary gland. His weight was over four hundred pounds. Wadlow toured to make money. He was with Ringling Circus but his entire act was just being seen and doing small bits. He was a living advertisement for a shoe company who gave him free shoes. He joined the Masons and rose in rank. His mason ring was the biggest ever made.

Because of his size he had a brace made for his legs. This brace caused an infection which killed him at the age of twenty two. He was known as “The Gentle Giant.”

 

When people get large there is a problem.  The heart has to pump harder.  Did the dinosaurs have the same problem?  Just wondering.

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