4. Andre was rejected from the French Army for being too big.
5. This is a picture of Andre holding a can of beer:
7. And according to Richard English, it took Andre almost two bottles of vodka in order to get a buzz.
8. Andre once drank 16 bottles of wine in four hours before wrestling three matches including a 20-man battle royal.
9. He could pick up Arnold Schwarzenegger like a feather.
10. He could easily walk into a restaurant and eat 12 steaks and 15 lobsters in one sitting.
Referee and friend Tim White told WWE, “He didn’t do that often, but if he felt like putting on a show and having some laughs, he’d go ahead and do that.”
12. He allegedly flipped a car over with four people inside.
14. Andre went on a 15-year unbeaten streak starting in 1972.
Hulk Hogan would break Andre's undefeated run after body-slamming him at WrestleMania 3 in front of over 93,000 people.
15. This is Andre posing with a five-year-old Dwayne Johnson AKA "The Rock."
19. Shepard Fairey's OBEY campaign began as a "happy accident."
While searching for an image that would make a great stencil, Fairely was flipping through a newspaper and found the now famous "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" ad. The rest is history.