Max Palmer: The Clarksdale Giant

A Mississippi man grew to an astonishing size.




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"I guess he wanted a woman who would always look up to him."

You can't rag on the corny taglines and then throw that in there. LOL

Charlotte 194 days ago

The Clarksdale Giant

Many years ago, I was on the floor of the Pyramid and found myself standing next to Pau Gasol. He was 7'1" and (this is unflattering, i know) but he looked like a human giraffe. Pity that Palmer lived in the same era as Robert Ladlow, still the tallest man ever, at 8'11". And never got the attention he deserved. Today, a Chinese fellow named Sultan has the living record, at a mere 8'1". Life is never fair.

John O'Leary 229 days ago


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Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and Inside Memphis Business. Vance is the author of four books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History Expert (2011), Vance Lauderdale’s Lost Memphis (2013), and Vance Lauderdale’s More Lost Memphis (2014). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards (including “Best Blog - 2017” from the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards), the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den.