Giants Fact Or Fiction?
This hub is going to be a little different then my other hubs. It is about fact or fiction. The Internet is a very large place to present both. The first thing this hub is going to present are facts.
The tallest man in history was Robert Reshing who was 8 feet and 11 inches tall. He was born in February, 1918 and died in July, 1940. He used to be called " The Giant" Today the tallest man in the world is Sultan Kosan. He is from Turkey and is 8 feet 3 inches tall. He was last measured in February, 2011 and was found to be still growing.
People of extreme height have had problems with pituitary glands, and continue to grow even after they become adults. Basically, they grow until they die. However, there have been very large skeletons, that have been found by archeologists that have also reached large heights. These people have been the people are the ones who have been called the "Giants" in the bible.
But, instead of the giants I wrote about in my last hub, these giants are not as huge. And these skeletons are true.
In 1883 10 skeletons of both sexes were taken from a mound at Warren, Minnesota. They had reached the height of 11 feet tall and were named " Gigantic Size" ( St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 23, 1883)
A skeleton of 7 feet 6 inches tall was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a Temple Structure in Kanawha County in West Virginia in 1884.
More historical evidence of skeletons were founds in America in 1792, in Buffalo, New York. These skeletons, were about 8 feet tall in an earthen fort, but they had broad flat topped sculls.
Even in the bible, the description of Goliath, whose height was 6 cubits and a width, which makes his size about 9 feet and 6 inches tall. This is not as large at all as those found on the Internet hoaxes.
Now, turning to fiction. There are many pictures on the Internet that show huge skeletons, huge skulls, and much more. The one I am going to focus on is the photo that shows a giant skeleton lying on the ground, with a man at it's head. This skeleton has been name " The Arabian Giant" and has been measured to be 60 feet long. The story tells us, he was found in Saudi Arabia. In this hoax the skeleton was held up as evidence of giants mentioned in the Islamic, rather then Hindu Scriptures. But, it could also work for Christian Scriptures also.
It was debunked by Snopes.com. The photograph started with with an aerial photo of a mastodon excavation in Hyde Park, New York, in 2000. The picture of a human skeleton was superimposed over the animal's remains.
Researching this hub was good for me, it helped me learn a lot, but it was also a little bit sad. Before my next hub, I will do more research, but it is hard to understand why so many people lie. It is also easy to fool people now on the Internet, because our tools have become so complex. So from now on, just be prepared, for all you see and hear, may not be true.
So far, most of the skeletons that have been found, are not giants. They are as large as the skeletons that have been show to us on the Internet.
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