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Manx Giant’s Pillar – Isle of Man – Atlas Obscura

arthurcaleycottageIt may look like this cottage gate is waving at you, but the fingers stretching skyward are more than a quirky decoration. It’s an unusual, unexpected memorial to a large man and his larger-than-life legacy.

Arthur Caley, better known as the “Manx Giant,” was born in Sulby, Isle of Man, in 1824. He grew to a staggering seven feet, 11 inches tall (though some accounts suspect he was a bit shorter), and soon became a local celebrity because…

via Manx Giant’s Pillar – Isle of Man – Atlas Obscura

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3 comments on “Manx Giant’s Pillar – Isle of Man – Atlas Obscura

  1. beetleypete
    06/21/2018

    An interesting look back to a time when extremes of size were a fascination for many. These days of course, they can still gawp at such things, by watching Channel 5. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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