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Ruins of the Marie Antoinette Apartments, at Van Ness and Bush, after the 1906 earthquake and fire. 1906.

Ruins of the Marie Antoinette Apartments, at Van Ness and Bush, after the 1906 earthquake and fire. 1906.

1906 San Francisco Fire Van Ness Avenue City Hall Print ORIGINAL HISTORIC QUAKE. You know it, but then you see it

1906 San Francisco Fire Van Ness Avenue City Hall Print ORIGINAL HISTORIC QUAKE. You know it, but then you see it

Adam Rainer (1899-1950) is the only person in history to have been both a dwarf and a giant.  At age 21, he was 3'10''.  Then, likely as a result of a pituitary tumor, he had a dramatic growth spurt so that he grew to 7'8''.  He became weakened by this doubling of his height and was bedridden the last 20 years of his life.

Adam Rainer (1899-1950) is the only person in history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. At age 21, he was 3'10''. Then, likely as a result of a pituitary tumor, he had a dramatic growth spurt so that he grew to 7'8''. He became weakened by this doubling of his height and was bedridden the last 20 years of his life.

The bodies of Bonnie and Clyde shortly after they were removed from the death car and taken into the funeral home.

The bodies of Bonnie and Clyde shortly after they were removed from the death car and taken into the funeral home.

"City Hall:1906", The tower of San Francisco City Hall after the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire.

"City Hall:1906", The tower of San Francisco City Hall after the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire.

Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

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