Monday, January 16, 2012

Monster Monday: Giants

Fairy Tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk often depictgiants as stupid or violent monsters, frequently said to eat humans, especiallychildren. They can roar like thunder, make the earth shake, and have akeen sense of smell…fee fi fo fum.

And known for their prodigioussize and strength, these beasties have shared more than their fifteen minutesof fame.

With over three dozen known “groups”, the giant is a storybook and popculture favorite. From the one-eyed Cyclops to the Hundred-Armed monsters (yes,with 100 arms and 50 heads each), this creature of giant proportions has mademany appearances in classic fiction and on film.

Even some over-large ogresand trolls are classified as giants.

Regardless of their size andshape, this beastie has been around a longtime.

Indeed, the most famous maybe Goliath. Standing 6 feet, 9 inches tall, this biblical giant faced offagainst young David, and lost – giving hope to the universal underdog.

Survival Tip: What to do if you’re faced with a giant that isn’t jolly and green? Useyour wit. While not all giants are violent, the majority are a few bricks short of a full load. Outsmarting them may be yourbest chance of escape – unless of course, you’re channeling your inner David.But for goodness sakes, never wake a sleeping giant.

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