King Kong Was Real?


Mr. Anderson

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I had heard about this a few times over the past couple years, but never investigated it further. Pretty cool, though, to think that an ape 10' tall existed at one time - it would pretty much do what ever it wanted, even tigers wouldn't touch something that big :D

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barneygumble

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Mr. Anderson said:
I had heard about this a few times over the past couple years, but never investigated it further. Pretty cool, though, to think that an ape 10' tall existed at one time - it would pretty much do what ever it wanted, even tigers wouldn't touch something that big :D

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yeah I'd fight it:p of course i'd lose

Speaking of king kong how good is the official trailer, drools
 

joepunk

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Oh My God! :eek:

This is the first time that I have heard of this.

New York-based Explorers Club members sounds similar to Sir Arthur Connan Doyle´s The Lost World expedition team.

And about King Kong I really am looking forward to the movie. So happy that is comes out when I am on Winter Break. Don't have to worry about school work.
 

Abstract

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Coincidentally, I just saw the 1876 version with Jeff Bridges and that.........that guy who played the father in the movie "Beethoven" (the dog movie, not about the composer). Something "Grodin."

Oh, Jessica Lange was in it. Man, she was hot. I wanted her to die in that movie because she was so dumb, but hot damn. :eek:
 

highres

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The King Kong trailer looks great! So far Peter Jackson can do no wrong IMO. I can't wait to see what kind of treatment he gives Master Chief in the Halo movie he is currently working on.
 

Lord Blackadder

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Hmmmm, the ape isn't terribly new...although the fact that the species survived long enough to have been around at the same time humans existed is news. As an anthropology major I spent quite a bit of time reading about Gigantopithecus Blackii. The Pleistocene was characterized by large megafauna that are related to todays animals - the smilodon (sabre-tooth cat) was much more massive than todays big cats, and there was a species of giant beaver in North America...
 

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For nearly 80 years, Gigantopithecus blackii has intrigued scientists, who have pieced together a description using nothing more than a handful of teeth and a set of jawbones.
Nebraska Man, anyone?
 

joepunk

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Dont Hurt Me said:
Perhaps the Sasquatch sightings are decendents from this animal? BigFoot may not be the Myth we think it is.
Never believed in Sasquatch but now that I see this gigantic ape I sort of wonder. *starts looking over shoulder more often*

Gosh darn it, why do I love the PNW so much?
 

andiwm2003

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Mr. Anderson said:
I had heard about this a few times over the past couple years, but never investigated it further. Pretty cool, though, to think that an ape 10' tall existed at one time - it would pretty much do what ever it wanted, even tigers wouldn't touch something that big :D

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at that time saber tooth tigers were around. they would feast on this ape. but maybe the apes had the saber tooth domesticized as pets, like we do with cats:D
 

Seasought

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http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/opr/nms/newsreleases/2005/rink.html

i've never heard of this before, but wow, thats freaky and crazy, maybe this is where the myth began perhaps?
I was a bit disappointed when I read that the ape was only 10 feet tall as opposed to say, something like 100 feet tall.

Not really a King Kong...more like a King Kong dropping...I mean, come on, four feet taller than average height (presently)? Still, it is an important find and they needed a catchy title. :rolleyes:
 

Don't panic

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Seasought said:
I was a bit disappointed when I read that the ape was only 10 feet tall as opposed to say, something like 100 feet tall.

Not really a King Kong...more like a King Kong dropping...I mean, come on, four feet taller than average height (presently)? Still, it is an important find and they needed a catchy title. :rolleyes:
the article title was about a "giant gorilla". twice the size of most current gorillas seems pretty gigantic to me.

I wouldn't want to piss on of those off.
 

lom8104

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All they found was a jawbone and some teeth then all of a sudden its a 10 foot ape?
 

stevietheb

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highres said:
So far Peter Jackson can do no wrong IMO.
I love Lord of the Rings (they make up three of my top 10 all-time movies)...Heavenly Creatures is interesting...but:


The Frighteners

That was a miscue.

I can't really get excited about King Kong, or a movie based on a video game—at least not as follow-ups to the brilliance of LotR...but that's just me! Maybe my attitude will cahnge.