Giants have been mentioned in myths and legends from various cultures over time and even seem somewhat mystical. However, real-life giants walk the Earth too. Since 1835, there have been verified records kept of unusually tall or large people throughout the world. Some of these individuals, who are referred to as 'giants,' were born this way. Others used a combination of steroids and weight to achieve their impressive stature. Check out these twenty-two real-life giants who are either unusually tall, extremely muscular, or both.
Romario Dos Santos Alves
Alves is a Brazilian bodybuilder who is known for his use of Synthol, a substance that is injected into the muscles to make them freakishly large. This is a highly dangerous practice, and Alves has developed multiple health issues due to his substance abuse.
Arlindo De Souza
De Souza was looking for a shortcut when trying to attain fame as a bodybuilder. At his peak, he had a bicep circumference of twenty-nine inches. However, De Souza wisely stopped using synthol after a close friend passed away from injecting the same substance over a long period.