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Bone Stories : (Episode 1 of 5) The Irish Giant

Ben Garrod explores the truth about Irish Giants in the first of five stories about bones

Evolutionary Biologist Ben Garrod follows a trail of clues beginning with a bone or skeleton and leading to a fascinating revelation. In this programme, Ben explores the link between an 18th century skeleton in the Hunterian Museum and Brendan Holland from County Tyrone who reached a height of 6’10” and has been diagnosed with gigantism. Ben follows a trail of clues and discovers how recent findings could mean that in the future there are no more Irish giants.

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14 minutes