Tag Entropy

Outgrowing Life (Robert Wadlow)

Robert Wadlow was the tallest person that ever lived. He suffered from a rare condition known as Acromegaly where the anterior hypophysis produces excess growth hormone after the epiphyseal plates close. At the time of his death at only 22 years of age Wadlow measured 272 cm. His early death is no exception: contrary to the [...]

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

The second law of thermodynamics, also called the entropy law,  says that the disorder of a spontaneous system is a function of its mass and energy. Entropy is a measure of disorder, decay, or chaos witin a system. More mass and energy mean more possible states a system can be in. Thus, since larger people [...]