Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The "Dunking" torture method

Dunking was used to get confessions out of supposed witches, murderers, thieves, other criminals as well but those were the three most common. Basically all it was was a wooden device that a criminal was tied to and would be dunked under water until they admitted to committing the crime. The torture would last hours if it had to, or until the expected criminal died.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Rack (not boobies)

The Rack was pretty much a long thick plank of wood with two ropes for your feet and two ropes for your hands, as you can see in the picture above it was not a very pretty site when you really start pulling the victim apart. It was mainly used to extract confessions, the person being questioned would usually sit and watch someone else endure the torture in order to instill psychological fear thus driving him to confess. It is said that the torturer was mainly supposed to only dislocate a limb or two, but most torturers would take it to the next level and rip off entire limbs (usually the arms come off first). This device has been used for many years dating back as far as 1447! Also, the French added a little twist (pun intended) to the machine by adding spikes that would dig into the victims spine.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Copper Boot, not an UGG! use imagination lol

The title pretty much sums it up. the victim had his/her foot placed inside the boot and had them fastened so they could not move. After that the torturer would pour boiling water or even molten metal inside, scalding the foot and calf, but if the crime was not that serious, the torturer would just beat the boot until the victim passed out.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Brazen Bull

This one has quite the story behind it. Basically, Phalaris, the tyrant of Akragas, Sicily, wanted a new way to scare the poor into not committing any more crimes. So Perillos, a brass worker, offered to make him a brass bull that you would stuff a criminal inside and then light a fire underneath it and listen to the victims screams. Perillos also made a little twist to the design making it so when the victim inside would scream, the sound would travel through a series of pipes and then come out sounding like an infuriated bull. But wait it gets worse! It was said that upon completion Phalaris wanted Perillos to get inside to test if the sound actually worked, when Perillos got inside Phalaris ordered the door shut and locked, and then lit the fire underneath it and listened to the inventor of the Brazen Bull get burned alive in his own invention!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Pendulum

I don't know why it's called this, but I probably wouldn't want to correct the guy who made it lol.
What you're looking at is an extremely simple design, and an extremely effective one to get confessions. What would happen is the victim would have his/her hands tied behind their back and then have them secured to the rope, then the torturer would slowly crank it so your arms would slowly rise, eventually dislocating your arms at and causing immense pain. (as shown here)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Torture device: The Coffin Torture

Just hearing the name "The Coffin" induces fear into most people.
What you're looking at is one of the most frightening devices used during the middle ages. If you committed a serious enough crime (keep in mind back then you would be killed for having the wrong beliefs...). Mostly this torture would be implemented inside a dungeon, but sometimes the victim would be put on display in the town. Villagers were also free to do what they pleased to the suspected heretic. More places they would hang the cage from is off the sides of castles and bridges so the crows could have a nice bite to eat.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Where did medieval toture take place?

Where would such terrible things take place? What sick minded individual would allow this type of thing in or even near their building? Certainly not a church right? WRONG!



I don't know about you but that is pretty gruesome!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Today's turture device: Judas Cradle

The medieval torture device we're looking at today was called the Judas cradle.

It is basically just a wooden triangle supported by three wooden legs, the victim would then be placed on top of it with the tip of it inserted in the vagina or anus. the purpose was to stretch the orifice it was inserted into, or impale. Sometimes the victim would have weights strapped to his or her legs so it would add to the pain. Notice how his legs have a piece of wood connecting them, this is for when the victim moves one leg, it automatically moves the other one, adding to the pain. Victims would sit on this for as long as hours to days.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's about to get medieval up in here!

Starting today I'll be posting medieval stuff, from warfare to torture devices!
1) The Heretics Fork

This thing is practically the definition of pain! It consisted of nothing more than a leather belt and a long piece of metal molded into the shape of a double sided fork. It was used mainly during the Spanish Inquisition. It was used to get confessions from suspected criminals. The suspected criminal would have this device wrapped around their neck with one end of the metal barbs sticking in their chest and the other end under their chin. They would also be suspended somehow so they could not lie down. The victim would be awake for days on end. The victim would also be forced to mouth the word “abiuro” which means (I recant). If they could not say it then they would be burned alive or hanged.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Easy things to do to save money and our planet!

I am the last person you would think would do anything to conserve, but these tips are actually very easy to do and I'm gunna give them a try, you should to!

1. Replace Your Showerhead

Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Estimated Cost: $10 to $60

Install a new WaterSense-labeled showerhead, and you could save more than 2,300 gallons of water annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Using less hot water will cut your energy bills, and your local utilities may provide a rebate, too. EPA vouches that models labeled WaterSense still provide a satisfying shower.

Your showerhead is a water-waster if it fills a gallon bucket in 20 seconds. To find out how much water and money you could save in your home with water-saving improvements, use the calculator at EPA.gov.

2. Add Aerators to Your Faucets

Estimated Time: About 5 minutes per faucet
Estimated Cost: $2 to $10

You can save another 500 gallons of water annually simply by replacing a standard aerator, which delivers more than 2.5 gallons per minute, with a low-flow one, with a flow of 0.5 to 1 gallon per minute. The low-flow aerators will cut water and energy usage while maintaining adequate water pressure. Unsure whether your faucets are water wasters? Put a quart container under the sink faucet and let 'er flow. If the container fills in less than five seconds, get busy.

In the kitchen you might want greater flow, say 2 to 4 gallons per minute, for filling a pot or the sink.

3. Install a Water-Efficient Toilet

Estimated Time: One hour
Estimated Cost: $200 or more

EPA estimates that a family of four that replaces a home's older toilets with WaterSense-labeled models will, on average, can save more than $90 annually on their water bill and $2,000 over the toilet's lifetime.

Concerned about performance? Read the rave reviews of the American Standard Cadet 3 high-efficiency toilet ($198) at Home Depot. For example, "... easy to install and flushes like no tomorrow. You hit that handle, your problems disappear." For how to install tips Bob Vila can help you. If you still don't feel comfortable, you can always hire a contractor for about $150.

4. Switch to CFLs

Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Estimated Cost: $2 to $15 for specialty bulbs

As the days get shorter, you'll keep on the lights longer. Now's a good time to switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). Energy-Star qualified CFLs use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescents.

Start with your five most frequently used fixtures and you can save more than $65 annually. Don't forget about your hardest-to-reach locations, too. Don't want to climb a ladder? Use the Bayco 11-foot Light Bulb Changer ($20).

5. Install a Programmable Thermostat

Estimated Time: A half hour
Estimated Cost: $25 to $250

With a programmable thermostat you can preset temperatures for your home that will automatically reduce heating and cooling when you don't need it as much. Energy Star says an average household can save about $180 annually on their energy bills by properly setting their programmable thermostat and maintaining those settings.

This is a low-voltage wiring installation that will involve 2 to 10 wires. If you don't feel comfortable following the instructions, a heating-and-air-conditioning contractor will probably charge you $75 to $150 for installation

6. Build or Install an Insulated Attic Hatch

Estimated Time: Several hours
Estimated Cost: $30 if DIY; $30 to $240 for ready-made models

If your attic entry is uninsulated your home gains heat in summer and loses it in winter, jacking up your energy bills.

You also have your choice of several, ready-made products. Check out: Battic Door Home Energy Conservation Products, The Energy Guardian Kits, the Attic Tent and the Draft Cap.

7. Stop Chimney Drafts

Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Estimated Cost: $55 for ready-made draftstopper

Even with the damper closed, in winter your home's heated air goes up the chimney and in summer hot outdoor air comes down. When you're not using it your fireplace, plug the flue with a chimney balloon like the Draftstopper from Battic Door Energy Conservation Products.

For a really cheap alternative, you can make one out of an old seat cushion or a pillow placed in a heavy plastic bag. Stuff the cushion into the flue and tie a long tail to it, so you don't forget about it the next time you make a fire.

8. Drain Sediment From Your Water Heater

Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Estimated Cost: $0

To ensure your water heater's performance and longevity, drain it annually to get rid of accumulated sediment -- sand, minerals or other non-soluble stuff that settles at the bottom of the tank. A good tip-off that you need to do this? The heater sounds like a coffee pot, making bubbling or burping noises.

The basic strategy: Attach a garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the rank and run it outdoors or to a utility tub.

9. Replace Your Washing Machine Hoses

Estimated Time: 10 minutes
Estimated Cost: $10 to $20

Washing machine hoses don't last forever, regardless of the material they're made from -- reinforced rubber of stainless-steel reinforced (even those touted as "burst-proof"). A broken one can deluge your home with hundreds of gallons of water per hour, and your homeowners insurance probably won't cover the flood.

Check the hoses frequently for rusting, bulging, cracking, fraying and leaks -- signs that you should replace the hoses now. Otherwise, State Farm recommends that you replace them every three to five years. While you're at it, check the hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers and refrigerator icemakers.

10. Add Insulating Window Treatments

Estimated Time: One hour for drapes; half hour per blind
Estimated Cost: $30 to $200 and up

You can increase your comfort and cut your energy bills this winter with thermal window coverings. Duette Architella honeycomb shades, by Hunter Douglas (from $202 per blind), is the only window covering that qualifies for the federal energy-efficiency tax credit of 30% of the cost, up to a maximum of $1,500, if you install them before December 31. The shade more than doubles the insulating value of a double-paned, low E window (when "inside mounted" and fully recessed within the window casement).

Other options: Country Curtains sells foam-backed thermal curtains and insulated liners that you can hang behind your existing curtains with heavy-duty double rods that hold curtain and liner.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sorry

Hey sorry for not posting anything in the last few days, Ive not been home or able to get on a computer, Ill get something up today and should be back on schedule.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Piano

A short film, I went to school with the guy who helped make this so thats pretty cool, comment it and share! VERY good short film.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Funny Asian Prankshow Thing

I don't know why I think this is so funny, probably because I haven't slept for like 30 hours, I crack up at the :34 part, he's like "Huh? thats him!" lololol

Funny Talk Show Host.

This guy laughs at his guests' voices, you might have already seen it, but it's well worth the watch lol!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Everyday Words that Shakespear Invented.

# accommodation
# aerial
# amazement
# apostrophe
# assassination
# auspicious
# baseless
# bloody
# bump
# castigate
# changeful
# clangor
# control (noun)
# countless
# courtship
# critic
# critical
# dexterously
# dishearten
# dislocate
# dwindle
# eventful
# exposure
# fitful
# frugal
# generous
# gloomy
# gnarled
# hurry
# impartial
# inauspicious
# indistinguishable
# invulnerable
# lapse
# laughable
# lonely
# majestic
# misplaced
# monumental
# multitudinous
# obscene
# palmy
# perusal
# pious
# premeditated
# radiance
# reliance
# road
# sanctimonious
# seamy
# sportive
# submerge
# suspicious

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Inspirational Video

I know this is a daily blog, but I'm going to leave this up for two, maybe three days so everyone can have a chance to see it. Enjoy your coffee!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hhahahahahahahaha

I don't know if you guys will think this is funny, but I laughed my ass off, he's mad that toys r us doesn't have coloring books.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Craning

What craning is basically, you find a construction site and clime the tallest crane they have with NO protection. You have the risk of falling, electrocution, and serious jail time. These guys to pull ups off of it!

SKIP TO 2:00 TO GET TO THE GOOD PART

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Earth Like Planet Leaves Astronomers Breathless

WASHINGTON – Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right.

Not too far from its star, not too close. So it could contain liquid water. The planet itself is neither too big nor too small for the proper surface, gravity and atmosphere.

It's just right. Just like Earth.

"This really is the first Goldilocks planet," said co-discoverer R. Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

The new planet sits smack in the middle of what astronomers refer to as the habitable zone, unlike any of the nearly 500 other planets astronomers have found outside our solar system. And it is in our galactic neighborhood, suggesting that plenty of Earth-like planets circle other stars.

Finding a planet that could potentially support life is a major step toward answering the timeless question: Are we alone?

Scientists have jumped the gun before on proclaiming that planets outside our solar system were habitable only to have them turn out to be not quite so conducive to life. But this one is so clearly in the right zone that five outside astronomers told The Associated Press it seems to be the real thing.

"This is the first one I'm truly excited about," said Penn State University's Jim Kasting. He said this planet is a "pretty prime candidate" for harboring life.

Life on other planets doesn't mean E.T. Even a simple single-cell bacteria or the equivalent of shower mold would shake perceptions about the uniqueness of life on Earth.

But there are still many unanswered questions about this strange planet. It is about three times the mass of Earth, slightly larger in width and much closer to its star — 14 million miles away versus 93 million. It's so close to its version of the sun that it orbits every 37 days. And it doesn't rotate much, so one side is almost always bright, the other dark.

Temperatures can be as hot as 160 degrees or as frigid as 25 degrees below zero, but in between — in the land of constant sunrise — it would be "shirt-sleeve weather," said co-discoverer Steven Vogt of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

It's unknown whether water actually exists on the planet, and what kind of atmosphere it has. But because conditions are ideal for liquid water, and because there always seems to be life on Earth where there is water, Vogt believes "that chances for life on this planet are 100 percent."

The astronomers' findings are being published in Astrophysical Journal and were announced by the National Science Foundation on Wednesday.

The planet circles a star called Gliese 581. It's about 120 trillion miles away, so it would take several generations for a spaceship to get there. It may seem like a long distance, but in the scheme of the vast universe, this planet is "like right in our face, right next door to us," Vogt said in an interview.

That close proximity and the way it was found so early in astronomers' search for habitable planets hints to scientists that planets like Earth are probably not that rare.

Vogt and Butler ran some calculations, with giant fudge factors built in, and figured that as much as one out of five to 10 stars in the universe have planets that are Earth-sized and in the habitable zone.

With an estimated 200 billion stars in the universe, that means maybe 40 billion planets that have the potential for life, Vogt said. However, Ohio State University's Scott Gaudi cautioned that is too speculative about how common these planets are.

Vogt and Butler used ground-based telescopes to track the star's precise movements over 11 years and watch for wobbles that indicate planets are circling it. The newly discovered planet is actually the sixth found circling Gliese 581. Two looked promising for habitability for a while, another turned out to be too hot and the fifth is likely too cold. This sixth one bracketed right in the sweet spot in between, Vogt said.

With the star designated "a," its sixth planet is called Gliese 581g.

"It's not a very interesting name and it's a beautiful planet," Vogt said. Unofficially, he's named it after his wife: "I call it Zarmina's World."

The star Gliese 581 is a dwarf, about one-third the strength of our sun. Because of that, it can't be seen without a telescope from Earth, although it is in the Libra constellation, Vogt said.

But if you were standing on this new planet, you could easily see our sun, Butler said.

The low-energy dwarf star will live on for billions of years, much longer than our sun, he said. And that just increases the likelihood of life developing on the planet, the discoverers said.

"It's pretty hard to stop life once you give it the right conditions," Vogt said.



Wow this is really powerful stuff.

This is a 90 year old vet recounting an event of WW2.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My tattoos

My very first one was a clover I got when I was 18, I got it from a bulldog who I later found out was on crimestoppers...big mistake lol. this is after it healed, you can clearly see the scar in the middle, but what you cannot see is the the ENTIRE thing is just a big scar, he pushed the needle way too far in.



This is my second tattoo, well it's my first, but redone. Still not very good, but I like it a lot better.
And this is my third tattoo, my friend wanted to practice so I let him...I will have it covered pretty soon.
And here is my most current one,this is what it will look like when finished!
And here it is! (not completely done yet)







Courtesy of Carlos Rojas at black anchor collective!

Some Random and Very Pointless Facts!

Almonds are members of the peach family

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white
A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.

A cockroach can live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.

A hippo can run faster than a man can.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

Flies jump backwards when they take off.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning

The fastest typist can type at 211 words per minute.

The song with the longest title is "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues" written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1943.

The Hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 in China in 1910

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

The oldest business in the United States of America is the cymbal company Zildjian which was founded in Constantinople in 1623.

The letters of the alphabet in order of frequency of use are:
ETAISONHRDLUCMFWYPGVBKJQXZ

A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

Every year more people are killed by donkeys, than in aircraft crashes.

The first word spoken on the moon was Okay.

2,500 left handers die each year using products designed for right handers.

Your nose and ears never stop growing!!

All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.   "Cept Nurple" Kyle


The longest place-name still in use is:
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupoka-wenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

A clitoris is a type of flower

Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.

Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of Cotton!

Many hamsters only blink one eye ata time!

One googol written out is:
10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

If you sleep in a cold room, you are more likely to have a bad dream.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Polar bears are left-handed.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesnt wear pants.


Women blink nearly twice as much as men.


Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.


The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.


When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like 
 "Coca-Cola" when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was "Bite the wax tadpole". It did not sell well.


It's impossible to sneeze without closing your eyes.


Czar Paul 1 banished soldiers to Siberia for marching out of step.


The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female fly.


WWI flying ace Jean Navarre attacked a zeppelin armed with only a kitchen knife!


there are more plastic flamingos in amercia than reall ones.


a snail can sleep for 3 years.


In Kentucky, it's illegal to carry an icecream cone in your back pocket


Pigs orgasms last 30 minutes


The Danish word for condom is 'svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel' (PB)

Sheos

What kind of shoes do you wear?

Monday, September 27, 2010

5 Foremorly Feroucious Fuckups

1) Enteledont.
Sometimes referred to as "Devil Pigs," Entelodont was the first ascendant of the pig family, found in North America, Europe, and Asia, this bad boy went extinct about 20.9 million years ago. Entelodont could easily reach over 900 pounds and get over 7 feet tall at the shoulder! Apart from being massive and scary looking, they were omnivores which meant they eat meat and plants. Enteledont would travel in packs, so if you fought one Enteledont, you fought the herd... But why is it number one? Entelodont would often have to fight over its food with other predators so as a matter of security it would take a giant steamy shit on its meal just in case an unwanted visitor came over for dinner. YUCK!!!

Now-a-days:
 Now the living descendant of Enteledon is the mere pig... instead of traveling in packs, fending off predators, and looking badass, they have been reduced to this...I think they still shit where they eat though.
But why did it happen!?
They all died off because they were not getting enough food for the herd, less fighters in the herd equals less power for stealing a kill, no food means more die, and so on and so forth. 

2) Andrewsarchus(Andrew)
 Andrewsarchus Mongolianis is the kind of thing kids have nightmares about. Being twice as big as a Grizzly bear, Andrew was the definition of "Killing Machine" back in the day, it was almost 15 feet long, and about 4 feet of that was just teeth! It also had a very sophisticated brain for its time. It was the biggest mammalian terrestrial carnivore in the history of earth!
 Now-a-days:
 That "killing Machine" that was what you had nightmares about, is now something people count on to FALL ASLEEP! That's right, its closest living relative is anything from a sheep to a goat...
But why did it happen!?
There's no way to jazz it up, the ice age wiped them out, now we live with the warm and cuddly versions of them!

3) Megatherium
Megatherium was the size of an African Elephant and, while a herbivore, still was able to fend off attacks from almost anything in the ancient world, including an entire pack of those sabre-toothed tigers. It had eight-inch claws on its foot for the dual purposes of defense and, we can only assume, bloody murder.
It often stood on its hind legs, rendering it twice as tall as the African Bull elephant. The folks at Wikipedia describe its skeleton as "Robust." We here at Cracked prefer the phrase "holy shit gigantic." Recent research suggests that Megatherium may have used its powerful claws to actually fight Smilodon for their kills when simple trees were not enough to sustain its monstrous appetite and apparent occasional craving for mammalian flesh.

Now-a-days:
Now it is just a sloth... They are about as threatening as France. Evolution has not been kind to these creatures, you know you have reached an all time low when you are world renowned for being slow. They even have a deadly sin named after them, really, they suck so much even god hates them!
But why did it happen!?
Uhhhhhhh, we take the blaim for this one, as soon as homo sapians appeared, we sluaghtered them all.
4) Hyaenodon gigas
This horse sized mamal weighed a quarter ton and had jaws longer and more powerful than the modern aligator! They had a very good sense of smell and traveled in packs, and while in these packs they could take down literally anything in their time.
 Now-a-days:
From ferocious predator to cute and cuddly racoons. Now instead of chasing down an animal larger than itself and traveling in packs, these little guys hunt for that last bit of dust at the bottom of a cheetos bag.
But why did it happen!? 
They were overtaken by bigger animals with more muscles and more teeth, the little ones and smart ones ran and hid, and they evolved into cute little guys with poeple-hands. How cute!
5) Gastornis 
This fucking enormous bird which stood up to 7 feet tall went extinct around 45 million years ago. Its motto was take no prisoners, this thing ate everything, even us! Its beak could break bones like they were pretzels.
Now-a-days:
The once menacing bird has evolved into what is now known as the Rhea, want to know what they are known for most? Constantly running into walls! Moreover, these poor little guys are on the endangered list because of people building in their environment.
But why did it happen!? 
Pretty much what happened was they just could not breed fast enough or often enough to keep up with other animals, and on top of that the ice age wiped this feathered creature out while other warmer furrier mammals lasted.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Terrifying Prehistoric Creatures.

 1) Gigantopithecus
 It’s name says it all; it was a monstrous ape, closely related to the orangutan, that roamed the bamboo forests, jungles and mountains of China, India and Vietnam during the Pleistocene. It was a vegetarian, but scary nonetheless; it could grow up to three meters tall and weigh up to 550 kgs, that is 1210 pounds!! Its strength must have been extraordinary and probably kept it safe from most predators. It finally went extinct 300.000 years ago, possibly due to overhunting by early human species or as the result of climate change. Of course, all yeti and Bigfoot believers like to think that Gigantopithecus survived somehow in the most remote parts of the Himalaya, just imagine having that thing chasing you!
2) The Giant River Stingray.
This creature has withstood the test of time dating back over 100 million years and still running! The picture above isof a massive 55 stone (or 771 lbs) ray. Its body is 7ft long and 7ft wide and its tail measured 10ft. Its lethal venomous and serrated barb has been known to pierce through objects tougher than concrete with ease. They only live in rivers of the southern hemisphere, Moreover, they like to hide in very murky dark water. That is why I do not swim where there is fish.
3) Deinotherium
Deinotherium is one of the symbols of mammals’ dominance in the Cenozoic Period, filling the hollow left by dinosaurs’ extinction 65 million years ago. It was the 3rd largest terrestrial mammal of ever and surely the largest terrestrial creature of its time. We can consider Deinotherium as a gigantic far relative of modern elephants, but not their direct ancestor (although partially similar) because its genus formed a different evolutionary line, today died out. Some fossils of Deinotherium, found by the ancient Greeks, could have originated their mythology on Cyclops, giants and titans, especially observing the large nasal opening in a skull (at the base of the trunk), easy to mistake for the large single eye of a Cyclops.

 More to come soon so remember to follow and check back!