This is the bizarre case of Adam Rainer and his strange growth patterns that stunned physicians around the world. Rainer is unique as he is the only documented person in history to have been declared both legally a dwarf and a giant.
Rainer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1899. His parents were considered to be the average height for the time, however, by the time that World War I broke out (1914), Rainer stood just 4 feet, 6 inches tall. Recruiters told him he was too short and weak to join the army.