Angus MacAskill. Angus Mòr MacAskill (1825 – August 8, 1863) was a Scottish -born Canadian giant. The 1981 Guinness Book of World Records says he is the tallest non- pathological giant in recorded history (7 ft 9 in, or 2.36 m) and had the largest chest measurements of any non-obese man (80 inches, or 200 cm).How tall is the Giant MacAskill in Cape Breton?
Artifacts belonging to Angus MacAskill, the Cape Breton Giant. Founded in 1986. Angus MacAskill was billed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Tallest and Strongest Man (non-pathological) in the 1981 edition. He is recorded as standing seven feet nine inches tall and weighing 425 pounds.How did Angus MC Askill become a giant?
The distinction of his status as a ‘true’ giant hinges on the fact the Angus was purported to be free of any growth abnormalities.His stature was proportional in every way and his immense size and strength was due only to his natural genetic gifts. MacAskill was born in 1825 on the Isle of Berneray in the Sound of Harris, Scotland.Why was Angus MacAskill known as Big Boy?
Despite his impressive and terrifying strength, MacAskill was hardly someone to be feared. He was reportedly soft-spoken with a “musical” voice, kind, deep blue eyes and a mild-mannered attitude. To those in his home of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, he was affectionately known as “Big Boy.”