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Grave of World’s Largest Twins

Below this enormous headstone lie Billy and Benny McCrary, better known as the "McGuire Twins." 

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The McCrary Twins, better known by their stage name, McGuire Twins, became iconic Guinness Book of World Record holders of the title of World’s Heaviest Twins. Both Benny and Billy McCrary were known for posing on their trademark mini-motorcycles and for their professional wrestling careers. Their formidable size earned them a photo in LIFE magazine, as well as a regular preforming slot in Las Vegas.

In life, the twins each weighed more than 700 pounds—the result of a rubella infection at an early age that permanently damaged their pituitary glands. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, they opted to make a career out of their situation because, as Billy said, “What other kind of work could we do?”

Today, the twins are resting peacefully side by side, under the largest granite headstone in the cemetery. 

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The cemetery is open to the public and free to visit. 

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