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André the Giant was a French wrestler, an actor distinguished by his dimensions.

His real name is André René Roussimoff.

André the Giant interesting facts

1. André the Giant was born 72 years ago. He died 26 years ago (data: May 2019).

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2. In 1987, his fight with Hulk Hogan was watched live by over 93,000 people.

3. André the Giant was also called the Polish Giant. His mother was Polish.

4. Until the age of 10, there was no indication that it would grow to this size.

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5. There were legends that he turned a car with four wheels upside down and made fun of it.

6. Although the fights with his participation were staged, all his opponents came out on their soft feet, trembling with fear.

7. He was famous for his incredibly strong drinking head. Apparently, his record was to drink as many as 156 cans of beer during one event (it is of course small beers, but it is still impressive).

8. Before the back surgery, the doctors did not know what anesthetic dose to give him. They calculated it on the basis of the amount of vodka he can break (it was about 1.5 liters).

9. Despite being called up to the French army, he could not serve in it because they did not have sufficiently large clothes and shoes.

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10. At the age of 12, he already weighed over 100 kg and was 190 cm tall.

11. Before the fight with Hulk Hogan, he weighed 320 kg.

12. Doctors said there was no chance he would live to be 40 years old.

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13. From 1972, he was unbeaten in wrestling duels for 15 years. He only lost to Hulk Hogan. Although he had agreed to such terms of the duel before the fight, Hulk said that he was afraid for his health.

14. Hulk Hogan defeated Giant by picking him up and throwing him against the mat. In doing so, he tore his broadest back muscle.

15. Before his fights, he could drink more than 6 bottles of wine and did not look drunk.

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André the Giant questions and answers

Where and when was André the Giant born?

André the Giant was born on May 19, 1946 in the city of Coulommiers (France).

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Where and when did André the Giant die?

André the Giant died on January 27, 1993 in the city of Paris (France).

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How many years did André the Giant live?

André the Giant lived for 46 years.

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How tall was André the Giant?

André the Giant was about 224 cm tall.

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Which Zodiac sign was André the Giant from?


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How much did André the Giant weigh?

Its weight ranged from 240 to even 320 kg.

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How did André the Giant die?

He died in a dream in Paris 4 days after his father’s funeral.

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Why was André the Giant so great?

He suffered from a disease called gigantism. His body was producing too much growth hormone.

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What shoe size was André the Giant?

It was number 26 on the American scale. According to Polish sizes, it would be number … 64.

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