Shrek foi baseado em um verdadeiro homem, chamado Maurice Tillet, na foto acima. Ele era um lutador que tinha uma doença chamada acromegalia, coloquialmente conhecido como gigantismo. Tillet morreu em 1954. Algumas pessoas acreditam que Abraham Lincoln tinha a mesma condição.
Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became engaged at age 23. Unfortunately, he stole her money and ran away. She died shortly after of an asthma attack, though friends claim it was of a broken heart.
Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in alton, illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his death at 22 when he was 8'11" tall. despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair