September 26, 2008 by tzu149
Above: The Cardiff Giant, 10 ft 4½ in (3.16 m) tall and weighing 1.4 tonnes, was dug up on a farm near Cardiff, New York, in 1869. The ‘petrified giant’ was put on display and crowds of people 50 cents each to see it. Scientists, however, denounced it as ‘of very recent origin and a decided humbug’. Within 3 months it was exposed as a hoax. The giant was the brainchild of George Hull, who had it carved from a huge block of gypsum, treated it to make it look old, and buried it on the farm of an accomplice. S.J. Gould describes the hoax as preposterous: ‘How could a man turn to solid gypsum, while preserving all his soft anatomy, from cheeks to toes to penis?’9 The fake fossil is now on display as ‘America’s greatest hoax’ at the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
This photo of a ‘fossilized Irish giant’ was taken at a London rail depot, and appeared in the December 1895 issue of Strand Magazine. The giant was allegedly dug up by a Mr Dyer while prospecting for iron ore in County Antrim (Ireland). It was 12 ft 2 in (3.71 m) tall, weighed 2 tonnes, and had 6 toes on its right foot. After being exhibited in Dublin, it was brought to England and exhibited in Liverpool and Manchester at sixpence a head, ‘attracting scientific men as well as gaping sightseers’.10 After a legal dispute over ownership, nothing more appears to have been heard or seen of the exhibit.
Scale model of a mammoth skeleton rearranged to demonstrate how the ancient Greeks could have interpreted immense and unfamiliar animal fossils as the remains of giants.22 (Reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press.)
Human femur (thighbone). Right: Fossil femur of Pleistocene elephant Palaeoloxodon antiquus.23 (Reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press.)
Model of a 3.1 m (10 ft) Gigantopithecus
47 inch Human Femur In the late 1950s, during road construction in south-east Turkey in the Euphrates Valley, many tombs containing the remains of Giants were uncovered. At two sites the leg bones were measured to be about 120 cms "47.24 inches", Joe Taylor, director of the Mt. BLANCO FOSSIL MUSEUM in Crosbyton, Texas, was commissioned to sculpt this anatomically correct, and to scale, human femur.
This "Giant" stood some 14-16 feet tall, and had 20-22 inch long feet. His or Her finger tips, with arms to their sides, would be about 6 feet above the ground. The Biblical record, in Deuteronomy 3:11 states that the Iron Bed of Og, King of Bashan was 9 cubits by 4 cubits or approximately 14 feet long by 6 feet wide! (Reply to this)(Thread)
Recent gas exploration activity in the south east region of the Arabian desert uncovered a skeletal remains of a human of phenomenal size. This region of the Arabian desert is called the Empty Quarter, or in Arabic, 'Rab-Ul-Khalee'. The discovery was made by the Aramco Exploration team. As God states in the Quran that He had created people of phenomenal size the like of which He has not created since. These were the people of Aad where Prophet Hud was sent. They were very tall, big, and very powerful, such that they could put their arms around a tree trunk and uproot it. Later these people, who were given all the power, turned against God and the Prophet and transgressed beyond all boundaries set by God. As a result they were destroyed. Ulema's of Saudi Arabia believe these to be the remains of the people of Aad. Saudi Military has secured the whole area and no one is allowed to enter except the ARAMCO personnel. It has been kept in secrecy, but a military helicopter took some pictures from the air and one of the pictures leaked out into the internet in Saudi Arabia. See the attachment and note the size of the two men standing in the picture in comparison to the size of the skeleton !!
while pursuing the mythical 'missing link' in human evolution, dr. tumerick's team made a discovery that indicated there were more links in the evolutionary chain than we had first supposed.