Skeleton Skeleton

An 18th-century etching by artist John Kay depicts the extra tall Charles Byrne, the extra short George Cranstoun and three contemporaries of more conventional height. Byrne made his living as a professional spectacle and died at age 22 in 1783. Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Images hide caption

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The Saga Of The Irish Giant's Bones Dismays Medical Ethicists

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A human skeleton, part of the WM Bass Donated Skeletal Collection. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

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Noelle Pikus-Pace celebrates with friends and family, including her children, Traycen, left, and Lacee, after winning a silver medal in the women's skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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NPR's Robert Smith Reports On Pikus-Pace's Medal From Sochi

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