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markvent
528075.  Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:33 am Reply with quote

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Jenny
528171.  Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:35 pm Reply with quote

So were the trees bigger then too, or would Eve have had to stoop to pick the apple?

 
Sadurian Mike
528248.  Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:27 pm Reply with quote

No wonder they were naked, it's hard enough finding larger-sized clothing in a High Street without hunting for it in the Garden of Eden.

If Noah (and presumably his family) were that large, it does rather ruin all those careful calculations for the size of the ark. Come to that, at 111 feet tall, he only needed to put the animals into the ark and just wander about on the submerged mountains.

 
Leith
529244.  Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:09 pm Reply with quote

At that height I make a cubit about 10 metres and the length of the ark 3 kilometres. That would explain why you can't get hold of gopher wood these days.

 
Ion Zone
529335.  Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:12 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0001.html


Related. Sort of.

 
Sadurian Mike
529975.  Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:51 pm Reply with quote

OOTS is always related somehow.

 
IronMonkey
531066.  Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:58 am Reply with quote

Maybe they saw blue whales the way way we do plankton.

Whatever would they see plankton as.

 
Efros
531074.  Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:19 pm Reply with quote

Did you see Michelle Obama standing next to Prince Phillip, she is a tall woman!

 
Jenny
531190.  Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:32 pm Reply with quote

Or the Queen is quite tiny. Or both.

 
Efros
531193.  Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:38 pm Reply with quote

I think Phil the Greek is around the 6' mark so Mrs Obama with heels must be about 6'1".

 
suze
531196.  Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:46 pm Reply with quote

Mrs Obama is said to be 5' 10", according to Google, and her husband is 6' 1".

The Queen is 5' 4", and Prince Philip 6' 2".

 
Efros
531244.  Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:11 pm Reply with quote

I think Phil must have shrink a bit either that or Mrs Obama is wearing 5" heels!

 
suze
531252.  Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:26 pm Reply with quote

Well he is 87 so I dare say he's not as tall as he was sixty years ago! And Mrs Obama has big hair!

Even so, that photo does call the accuracy of the figure obtained from Google into some doubt.

 
slade
565948.  Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:40 am Reply with quote

The Giants' Wedding

Talking of the British Royal Family and giants...

On June 17, 1871, two famous American giants married in Trafalgar Square. Martin Bates (7 11) and Anna Swan (8 1) met while sailing to England as part of a travelling circus. They became favourites of Queen Victoria, who entertained them at Buckingham Palace, made St-Martin-In-The-Fields available for their wedding and gave them gifts.

The couple honeymooned in Kent and then toured the highlands, where they stayed with the Prince of Wales and met many European royals. They returned to live in Central London where, in May 1872, Anna produced to their first child. The 18lb baby girl died almost immediately and (it's said) Martin donated her body to the London Hospital.

Martin had been a US Civil War hero, and Anna once starred with PT Barnum. After returning to America, they built a giant house in Ohio, produced another huge, doomed, baby and toured the Wild West in its wildest days.

If that sounds interesting to you, then you can read the full story by clicking the link above.

NOTE TO MODERATORS: The site linked generates no income for me or anyone else, so I hope I might be allowed to mention it here. Thank you.

 

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