: Think Big

Nov 14th, 2009, 12:19 PM

Nov 14th, 2009, 12:25 PM
^^^ The old photo was "doctored". If the reverend was 6' 3" he would be closer in height than what he is... he looks to be almost a full two feet shorter. Also the "giants" widths are insane. Even extremely tall people are not that much wider.

Re: the snake... what a shame they killed such a glorious creature, it must have been very old to have reached that size... very sad.

MannyP Design
Nov 14th, 2009, 12:35 PM

Nov 14th, 2009, 12:39 PM
^^^ Ok. Well I guess it is for real, but there is no way the reverend was 6' 3" because that means was only 11" shorter, doesn't look that way to me. It is also strange as far the text goes because she is supposed taller than him and they look pretty much the same height.

Nov 14th, 2009, 01:04 PM

Nov 14th, 2009, 01:13 PM
That guy in the picture is NOT the reverend.

Also, I know Russian Olympic weightlifters who are incredibly wide. Doug Hepburn was so wide that he had to go sideways to get on a city bus, and he stood 5' 8".

Ok then MCB. :) The way the caption read it made it sound as if the other fellow in the picture was the reverend.

Certainly the worlds tallest people today aren't that much wider than "normal" people... probably because "normal" people are bigger today than they were in the 1800s.

BTW, just in case there is any confusion, I wasn't suggesting that you doctored the photo. :)

Nov 14th, 2009, 02:23 PM
The guy was probably wearing platform shoes to make up the 3" difference in height. Many guys do not like being shorter than their significant other! :D

Nov 14th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Back to the snake... from the link MCB provided:

The post claimed that the digger driver was so traumatised that he suffered a heart attack on his way to hospital and later died.

The dead snake was 55ft (16.7m) long, weighed 300kg and was estimated to be 140 years old, according to the post.

However, local government officials in Guiping say the story and photograph are almost certainly a hoax as giant boas are not native to the area.

When you zoom in on the image it does in fact look like the digger driver is gripping his chest... leading credence to the story, also the image doesn't look Photoshoped. If in fact both the driver and the snake died, it is truly a sad story.

Nov 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM

MannyP Design
Nov 18th, 2009, 12:55 PM
That's one giant brussels sprout. ;)

Nov 18th, 2009, 09:38 PM
An other Nova Scotian or to be exact Cape Breton Giant Angus MacAskill

Angus MacAskill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_MacAskill)

As a child he was also said to be of normal stature, but in entering his adolescence he began to grow rapidly and by his 20th year had attained 7 ft 4 in (223 cm), eventually reaching 7 ft 9 in (236 cm) within another year or two. His early adult weight was 425 pounds, but usually was over 500 pounds. His shoulders were 44 in. wide, and the palm of his hand 8 in. wide and 12 in. long; by 1863 he was wearing boots 17.5 in. long. He had deep-set blue eyes, a musical, if somewhat hollow voice and a mild and pleasant manner. Despite his size he was well proportioned.[2]

He was known in his home community of St. Ann's as "Gille Mr" (translated to "Big Boy"). He was also known to many as the "Cape Breton Giant" or simply "Giant MacAskill."

When MacAskill was approximately 14 years old he travelled on a fishing schooner from St. Ann's to North Sydney and the crew took him along to a dance. An altercation with a dancer led to MacAskill striking his tormentor's jaw with his fist . That gentleman landed in the middle of the floor and was unconscious for so long the other dancers thought he was dead.[1] When the captain returned to his schooner he found MacAskill on his knees praying that he had not killed the man. Picture for point of reference Giant Angus MaAskill (http://www.simegen.com/writers/nessie/giant.htm)

Nov 19th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Had to dig this one out of the archives... LOL

Nov 20th, 2009, 09:30 AM
An other Nova Scotian or to be exact Cape Breton Giant Angus MacAskill

I grew up with my Dada telling me stories of Giant MacAskill, (we're from Nova Scotia) they filled my imagination as a child... :clap: