Anna and Captain Bates worked and met in the circus as performers. Great money was made back them in their line of profession. They fell in love, married and had a baby. The baby lived a few short days and sadly died. The baby was very unique and scientists requested the babies remains and was granted.
Science studied baby Bates. It was the largest and heaviest baby ever born. But what made this birth even more incredible is that the parents were both just under 8 feet tall. Giants having a giant baby!
Nothing like this has ever been recorded since. And just how big was this giant baby? Baby Bates weighed in at a whopping 23 lbs 12 oz., was 30” long and had a head circumference of 19 inches.
You can read more about this amazing birth in the book titled Giants Angus McAskill and Anna Swan (Bates) The pictures and stories are so compelling that even your smart phone will have a difficult time competing for your attention. This, along with our other Giant books makes for a fascinating study into our ancient past. Anna, the Captain and Baby Bates are remnants, a reminder of what we were…once.