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What's for Lunch?

Ever wonder what giant people eat? Ever have the feeling that you're a "weird eater"? Ever feel like you need some inspiration to eat more? EliteFTS, a website geared mostly towards selling powerlifting gear and educating competitive strength athletes, has put together a list of what their staff and sponsored athletes typically eat for lunch. [more inside]
posted by faceattack on Aug 15, 2014 - 27 comments

Prepare for a significant decline in gang activity.

This person made a giant spirograph and it's actually pretty awesome. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 29, 2014 - 37 comments

1.5 meters of segmented NOPE

Stephen "Hoppy" Hopkins reports finding a large-bodied earthworm, tentatively identified as Martiodrilus crassus, in Provincia de Napo, Ecuador. The internet weighs in: real or fake? [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Jul 24, 2014 - 19 comments

*Pop*

Making giant bubbles and popping them in slow motion.
posted by Artw on Oct 8, 2013 - 6 comments

Giant Concrete Arrows That Point Your Way Across America

Giant Concrete Arrows That Point Your Way Across America
posted by Confess, Fletch on Jul 16, 2013 - 44 comments

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Rogue Waves (previously, previously, wikipedia)
posted by unSane on Mar 28, 2013 - 54 comments

Children In Eastern Congo Meet A Giant White Male For The First Time!

Professional MMA fighter, UFC veteran and Christian advocate Justin 'The Viking' Wren visited the Mbuti Pygmy tribe of Eastern Congo last fall. It was the first time children in the remote parts of Eastern Congo got to see a giant, hairy white man and an iPhone.
posted by triceryclops on Mar 6, 2013 - 38 comments

Mega Shark vs Giant British Spider

Ecologists breed and release swarms of giant fish-eating spiders into the waterways of Britain. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 4, 2012 - 80 comments

'Giant Size'

'By most accounts, Bill Walton stands well over seven feet tall. But during his NBA career, Walton always insisted that he was 6'11" because he didn't want to be considered a freak. When I read that fun fact in David Halberstam's The Breaks of the Game, it hit a chord. I've been doing the exact same thing as Walton for my entire adult life. I'm not as tall as Walton. I'm not even one of the less-than-70 seven-footers in my age bracket in the U.S. But I'm close. Another quarter-inch, and I'd pass the seven-foot barrier. But anytime anyone asks my height, I say that I'm 6'11". I don't mention the extra three quarters of an inch. People don't need to know about that. In any case, I'm still pretty fucking tall. And being pretty fucking tall is a weird thing to wrap your head around.' [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 17, 2012 - 121 comments

Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular takes over the streets of Liverpool

In 1912, ten year old May McMurray wrote a letter to her father saying how much she missed him and ending in "Dada this is my first letter". Her father never saw it, perishing aboard the Titanic two days later. This weekend, French company Royal De Luxe tells her story with the Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular in the streets of Liverpool, England. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Apr 20, 2012 - 11 comments

Jaimie Mantzel's Giant Robot Project

Jaimie Mantzel has a dream: The Giant Spider Robot Project. First he needed some infrastructure; a Palacial Megadome (with trampoline floor) in the woods, his own hand made road, a Banana Building, and of course his own lumber mill. He also recently started the Adventure Builders Club for anyone else who likes building stuff. Whole lots more videos in his channel. via
posted by MetaMonkey on Nov 14, 2010 - 17 comments

Giant Web, Snack-Size Fare

Photos: World's Biggest, Strongest Spider Webs Found: "Unlike most spiders, Darwin's bark spiders will sometimes wrap several insect corpses into a single cocoon, creating a snack pack for later consumption."
posted by bwg on Sep 18, 2010 - 57 comments

Nirvana Baby Has a Posse

Spencer Elden now works for Shepard Fairey – or, to put it another way, the Nirvana Nevermind baby now works for the Obama Hope guy. Or, to quote Kottke, "Yo dawg, I herd you like pop culture, so I put some pop culture in your pop culture so your brain can fucking explode from all the popular you've cultured."
posted by WCityMike on May 5, 2010 - 22 comments

Jellyfish:1 Fishermen:0

Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish.
posted by Meatbomb on Nov 6, 2009 - 75 comments

Haast's eagles were to NZ as Dingos are to Australia

Legends from New Zealand held that there was a large predator bird, known as pouakai, that was big enough to carry human beings off to its nest or den. Some people associated stories of Pouakai with the giant flightless Moa, extinct in 1773. Others thought it might be another extinct giant bird on the South Island, Haast's Eagle (Harpagornis moorei). The eagle, locally known as Te Hokioi, has been extinct for 500 years, overlapping with the early settlers by some 200 years. There was some speculation that the giant eagle was a scavenger due to partially protected nasal openings, which are benefit to protect nasal cavities when digging into carcasses, analogous to features found on accipitrid vultures. Recent studies have provide there is proof that the Haast's Eagle was a fearsome predator, with talons like tigers and the ability to dive on prey at 80 kilometers per hour (50 mph). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 16, 2009 - 22 comments

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

From the greats of the silent era to the modern masterpieces of the 21st century, the medium of film has never truly achieved artistic perfection. Until today.
posted by Lord_Pall on May 12, 2009 - 90 comments

Giant Inflatable Dog Turd Wreaks Havoc

You know it's a good day to be a reporter when you can use the phrases "giant inflatable dog turd" and "wreaks havoc" in the same story.
posted by yhbc on Aug 12, 2008 - 68 comments

Giant Vulva Bicycle Taxi

Giant Vulva Bicycle Taxi. [via Jalopnik]
posted by GuyZero on Jun 4, 2008 - 58 comments

Tyranny in Two Dimensions

The Control Master a new animation from Run Wrake (Rabbit). [previously]
posted by tellurian on May 14, 2008 - 7 comments

Shepard Fairey Meets George Orwell

Shepard Fairey's cover art for Penguin releases of 1984 & Animal Farm.
posted by jonson on Apr 13, 2008 - 29 comments

Real Giant Squids

Beautiful Squid. How I am obsessed with thee!! A legend, different than an octopus, rarely seen, oddly loved, making its home in the Mediterranean, and the far sea, the giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures of the deep. Even in death it produces treasure.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Jan 16, 2008 - 23 comments

Heebie Jeebie filter

Giant snails are parasite carriers, agricultural pests, good pets and totally delicious and nutritious! What more could you ask for in a slowly invading slimy overlord? Just be sure to protect your brains.
posted by hindmost on Mar 13, 2007 - 31 comments

Attack it's weak point for massive damage.

Giant Crab, Enemy Crab
After a Sony exec gave gave a really bad demo at E3 for an upcoming PS3 game, mean gamers re-edited the embarrassing footage to segue into a cool dancefloor remix.
posted by w0mbat on Feb 28, 2007 - 39 comments

giant creepy things want to eat you

giant creepy things want to eat you
posted by MetaMonkey on Feb 4, 2007 - 37 comments

I sat on Herman thinking he was a bean bag

Giant Rabbit. Capable of balancing a dozen short stacks on its head.
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Feb 6, 2006 - 49 comments

An American Giant Dies

An American Giant Dies Who can fill Matthew McGrory's 29 1/2 shoes?
posted by maxsparber on Aug 10, 2005 - 20 comments

Royal de Luxe Parade

The Royal de Luxe Parade in Nantes, celebrating Jules Verne from what I can gather. A staggeringly beautiful event, go see! I may weep. (via the greatwaxy.org)
posted by Scoo on May 30, 2005 - 14 comments

Things that go bump in the night.

As predicted and previously discussed, the world's largest collision took place in Antarctica when a 115km (71mile) long iceberg collided with the Drygalski ice tongue in McMurdo Sound. The resulting satellite photographs show the results of the collision quite clearly, but somehow fail to convey the sheer scale of the event.
posted by bap98189 on Apr 20, 2005 - 24 comments

Bonus Bunny

Mega Rabbit.
posted by moonbird on Jul 21, 2004 - 14 comments

welcoming our new sperm overlords

It's a Giant Sperm! Whale! The Chilean sea blob is revealed to be the carcass of a Moby Dick.
posted by jengod on Jul 11, 2003 - 6 comments

Giant Gambian Pouched Rats

Giant Gambian Pouched Rats! Curious about these two-foot-long African rodents that have inadvertently gifted our nation's prairie dogs, children, and medical workers with monkeypox? Mary Ann Isaksen writes for the Rat & Mouse Gazette about keeping one of these cute li'l critters as a house pet.
posted by eyebeam on Jun 12, 2003 - 17 comments

Beware the giant squid

'A colossal squid has been caught in Antarctic waters, the first example of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni retrieved virtually intact from the surface of the ocean. ' Related (old news from January) :- giant squid attacks boat.
More squid sites :- Search for Giant Squid, a Smithsonian exhibit about a 1999 expedition. 'Whether living or extinct, on land or at sea, in literature or in life, large animals have long fascinated people. The largest animals have been known and hunted since prehistory: whales, walruses, elephants, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and large fishes... However, one large animal has gone almost unnoticed or certainly unobserved in its habitat. That animal is the giant squid. Although these animals have been found in the nets of commercial fishermen, in the stomachs of sperm whales, and washed ashore on different continents, no scientific information has been gathered by direct observations of live giant squid ... '
The UnMuseum's article on the giant squid.
posted by plep on Apr 3, 2003 - 23 comments

Doughnutty Universe

MMmmm, doughnut. (NYT link, reg. req'd) Lots of great philosophical answers to the old universe question, like our galaxy is in some giant's fingernail, and others. How about this one? Our universe is the shape of a doughnut! (more inside)
posted by msacheson on Mar 10, 2003 - 14 comments

An Aussie defends Big Things.

An Aussie defends Big Things. I love the idea of the Big Things. It all started in 1963 with an American immigrant so in love with his own banana plantation that he wanted everyone driving through to stop in and see it. So he built a gigantic banana. Soon there were lots of other imitators, like the Big Pineapple in Nambour, the Big Prawn at Ballina, and the Big Bull at Wauchope. (Bill Bryson writes in Down Under that the Big Bull has testicles that actually sway in the breeze.) There are now more than 80 Big Things dotted all over the country. Some people think they're tacky. Personally, I want to visit 'em all.
posted by web-goddess on Sep 8, 2002 - 27 comments

Giant, rare, and slow bloomer Amorphophallus titanum

Giant, rare, and slow bloomer Amorphophallus titanum or the Penis Plant is now blooming in the Netherlands. Charming photo of a grining woman reaching for the tip.
posted by skallas on Aug 7, 2000 - 2 comments

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