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8'4", 18th c. Irish Giant still not resting in peace

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by wfgodot, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Why can't this gentle giant rest in peace? The undignified fight
    over the skeleton of an 8ft 4in colossus exhibited as a freak in his lifetime

    And what might an eight-foot-tall Irish Giant most fear?
    Anything perhaps being done to rectify this sad fate?
    much more - lengthy, hugely interesting article on the Irish Giant, with pictures, at Daily Mail link above
     
  2. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    There is a long history of giants in Irish history, probably due to a high incidence of Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenoma.

    I hate the arrogance of the RCS in refusing to dispose of this man's remains in accordance with his wishes
     
  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    If I had a time machine I'd go back and watch him light his pipe from a street lamp.
     
  4. essies

    essies "We're all just walking each other home." Ram Dass

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    That's horrible!! At this stage of science they could save some DNA and still respect his wishes!!:banghead:
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Really, that's what you'd do? You wouldn't kill Hitler. :tsktsk:

    I agree with those who say his dying wishes should be fulfilled.
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Would kill Adolf on way back to 2012. Not a one shot thing, time machines. Would also correct Don Denkinger's
    blown call in Game 6 of '85 Cards-Royals series. Possibly before killing Hitler - oh, okay, maybe not, maybe not!
     
  7. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    I'd yell "SCOTT BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL IT'S GOING TO GO WIDE RIGHT IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL!!!"
     

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