One of my new favorite YouTube channels is Biographics; narrated by Top Tenz’ Simon Whistler, it presents deeper-than-average examinations of history’s most infamous and odd characters. From serial killers to pop-cultural icons and modern movers and shakers, it’s a great place to immerse yourself in the lives of many of the most interesting people who ever lived.
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There most recent offering features wrestling’s “Gentle Giant”; André René Roussimoff became known worldwide by his moniker Andre the Giant. You may be surprised to discover that he was perfectly normal when he was born, but was over 6’ tall and stronger than most men by age 10! From his humble beginnings as the son of a farmer to his meteoric rise to the top, the expose by Biographics is an engrossing and moving viewing experience.
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Official Synopsis: He was billed as the 8th wonder of the world – a legitimate giant of a man, 7 foot 4 inches tall and more than 500 pounds. Andre the Giant was the greatest attraction the world of professional wrestling has ever seen. Yet his appeal went far beyond the ring. With his humble manner and boundless charm, Andre became one of the most famous and recognizable athletes on the planet and a genuine cultural phenomenon. Yet, behind the celebrity, Andre was a man trapped inside a world he never created – one that would ultimately destroy him.
About Biographics on YouTube: Biographics will provide video biographies about fascinating people (and maybe a few animals) twice a week. Co-owned by Simon Whistler & Shell Harris (co-founded with TopTenzNet – https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet) this biography channel will introduce you to people who changed the world for better and for worse. Website: http://www.biographics.org