This week we feature two people for our Bio Thursday - Jack Earle and Major Mite. The pair traveled with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and were billed as the world’s tallest and shortest men, respectively. Earle reportedly stood 8 feet 6 inches tall, while Major Mite was a mere 2 feet 4 inches. The duo can be seen here playing cards.
[photo - Circus World Museum]