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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 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.How did Angus MacAskill the Cape Breton giant die?
During the trip he suddenly became seriously ill and was returned to St. Ann’s where he died peacefully in his sleep on August 8, 1863. To this day, many tall tales about MacAskill continue to circulate due to the fact that his gentle manner contrasted his appearance so dramatically that he endeared all who knew of him.Where did Giant MacAskill live as a child?
MacAskill was born in 1825 on the Isle of Berneray in the Sound of Harris, Scotland. He moved to Nova Scotia at with his family as a child and eventually settled in the fishing community of Englishtown, Cape Breton Island somewhere between 1830 and 1835.