How Big Can a Person Get?

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Music by Jake Chudnow
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Veritasium video on single photons and frog eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cztocb...

British Pathe Robert Wadlow video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5McWw...

Earth Unplugged channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpl...

AsapScience Moon Illusion video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49RztN...

interactive DNA model: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/conten...

Igor Vovkovinsky: http://www.thetallestman.com/igorvovk...

Sultan Kösen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_K...

Robert Wadlow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W...

André the Giant:

http://twentytwowords.com/2012/01/26/...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%...

tallest woman: http://www.thetallestman.com/zengjinl...

human height:

http://io9.com/5789332/in-search-of-t...
http://erinjenne.blogspot.co.uk/2011_...
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com...

Genetic manipulation of height: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/200...

Square-cube law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square-c...

Largest dinosaurs: http://www.walkingwithdinosaurs.com/n...

Giraffatitan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffa...

Bruhathkayosaurus:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruhath...
http://smart-pustaka.blogspot.co.uk/2...

Blue Whale:

Mars and Earth comparrison: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...

Mars-born people being taller: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/1...

biology of body size and shape:

http://dinosaurtheory.com/scaling.html
http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/2/2170...
http://galileoandeinstein.physics.vir...
http://supersonicman.wordpress.com/20...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allometry

Guy Murche book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Seven-Myste...

Sound calculator: http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculat...

How far away is the horizon?

http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/explain/at...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:How...
http://www.howitworksdaily.com/enviro...

Angular size:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_...
http://burro.astr.cwru.edu/Academics/...

Anuglar size calculator: http://planetcalc.com/1897/

Smallest angular size naked eye can see: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994JB...

Animal olfaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactio...

Human body radiation emission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-bo...

Humans emitting light in visible spectrum: http://www.livescience.com/7799-stran...

Final .gif: http://i.imgur.com/X8M5X.gif