Mythical Things that Actually Existed Dragons Theories as to what inspired stories of dragons include lost crocodiles and dinosaur bones but we can't call these real dragons because humans never encountered dinosaurs and crocodiles are too small That's where the Megalania comes in an ancient relative of the Komod Dragon that terrorized the Aboriginals of Australia It grew to lengths to wenty-six feet teight meters and weighed up to 4300 pounds 19 tonslIts poisonous saliva contained a blood thinner that caused its tims to bleed to death Hobbits Excavations of a limestone cave on the Indonesia island of Flores uncovered a three-foot-tall skeleton with a skull one third the size normal human-a hobbit Researchers discovered the bones of nine such people the youngest of which dates back about 12000 years also found tools and other signs of ciMlization There are skeptics believe the hobbits are simply humans that suffered from a growth inhibiting condition such as microcephaly but the popular opinion among scientists is that the hobbits are a separate species like Hean- derthals that shared a common ancestor with humans Also Indonesia has active volcanoes which you could say throw a ring insi if needs be Kraken The Kraken is widely believed to have been inspired by a giant squid That's a little bit of a letdown isn't it? With eyes like beach balls a gian squid is big for sure but it lacks a certainmonstrosity It's not some- thing we could see tearing a boat apart But recently a Colossal Squid was discovered in the Southern Ocean estimated to be about forty-six feet lfourteen meters in length andi beak and eyes are bigger than that of a giant squid What sets it apart from other squids in addition to suckers its limbs are lined with sharp hooks some that swivel and others that have three points Now that coul do some damage Dire Wolf The Dire Wolf has appeared in many role-playing games and maybe youve read tor seen them most recently on Game of Thrones In real gire wohves existed alongside early man and the mega-fauna in the Plei N tocene Age They were larger than the average wolf stronget and had asharper teethBut when the mega-fauna began to go extinct dire wohves st their primary food source They were too slow to hunt the smaller that modern grey wohves feasted upon which forced them to become scavengers-something they weren'treally built for Eventually they out Berserkers Berserkers aren't just a character build from Skyrim they first appeared in old Norse poems and were feared warriors in their day But how did they obtain supernatural strength and imulnerabilityP Surely their leg- endary battle frenzies were not more than embellished stories? The stories were true Berserkers achieved their frenzy by chasing a dragon of a different sort They took intoxicating drugs before battle--most likely hallucinogens-that made them fearless stronger and dull to pain and danget Researchers have discovered that the drug bufotenine is capable of reproducing the berserk rage Amazon Women Youve no doubt heard of the Amazon's-exclusively female tribes of fier warriors who are best known for getting wild with Hercules The Greekl torian Herodotus wrote of the fate of the Amazons saying that they weri captured relocated overcame their captors became shipwrecked ar then ended up on the Eurasian Steppe where they fought the Scythians Thinking the Amazons would make strong wives The Scythian men cided to fight the next battle on the field of love The dwindling Amazons eventual agreed to inter-marry with the Scythians as long as their daugl ters were encouraged to continue the proud tradition of the woman war rior Herodotus has been Known to embellish history so it's best not to belier him unless he's backed by archaeological evidence And he is Ancient graves unearthed in the Eurasian Steppe reveal that a good portion of th Scythian women had battle-damaged hones and that they were buried with swords bows daggers and other staples of the warrior Moby Dick and Captain Ahab Hot only was Moby Dick inspired by an actual giant white sperm whale I the real one was infinitely more badass He was named Mocha Dick haps because he lived near the island of Mocha He came offvictorious against a hundred whaling ships sending some in splinters to the bottor of the sea He also took on three wrhaling ships at once and wonCaptair Ahab was also inspired by a man lMing around the same time as Mocha Dick Captain Pollard didn't seek revenge after his ship was wrecked I whale forcing him and his crew to resort to cannibalism to survīve but did go back out to sea as the captain of a new shipthat also was sunk- this time by a storm He spent his remaining years as a night watchman Smithsonian smithchancommonstersr CHANNEL monstersnake Imoogi Korean legends speak of Imoogi-enormous pythons believed to be juvenile dragons It is said that the Imoogi lived in water or caves and Meme

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