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Atlas Obscura A Statue of the Second-Tallest Dutchman, Ever

Rigardus Rijnhout required about five times as much food as most men. His poor family struggled to feed him growing up. Later on, to remedy this, he rented some of his free time as a walking billboard for local companies

The seven-foot, 6.5-inch giant was the second tallest Dutchman ever, after Albert Jan Kramer. He weighed over 500 pounds and wore size 29 shoes. Rijnhout suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder in the pituitary gland. He seemed like an average baby when he was born in 1922, but by the time he was three years old, he’d begun to grow at an accelerated rate.

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