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  GIANT Magazine
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Your risk-free issue of GIANT Magazine is on its way!
GIANT magazine is published 6 times a year.
www.giantmag.com   (403 words)

  
  Giant Pandas at the National Zoo - National Zoo| FONZ
Watching giant pandas: The panda cams provide a window into the world of the Zoo's giant pandas—23-month-old cub, Tai Shan, his mother, Mei Xiang, and his father, Tian Tian.
Giant pandas are fl and white bears that live in temperate-zone bamboo forests in central China.
Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are at the National Zoo on a ten-year loan from the China Wildlife Conservation Association.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/GiantPandas   (700 words)

  
  Giant squid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giant squid, once believed to be mythical creatures, are marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, represented by as many as eight species of the genus Architeuthis.
Sketch of giant squid in Glover's Harbour Newfoundland in 1878
A giant squid specimen washed ashore in Glover's Harbour, Newfoundland on November 2, 1878.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Giant_squid   (1434 words)

  
 Kraken Stamps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The largest giant squid ever measured possessed a body a little under 7 meters in length and arms almost 11 meters in length, with suckers 10 cm in diameter.
Giant squid are estimated to grow even larger than this, perhaps as much as 30 meters in overall length.
This giant squid stamp is one of a set of eight commemorating the underwater world.
www.pibburns.com /cryptost/kraken.htm   (1265 words)

  
 The UnMuseum - The Giant Squid
The existence of the giant squid, genus Architeuthis, is well accepted by science though few have ever been seen, and little is known about their habits.
Giant squid are carnivorous mollusks that have a long, torpedo shaped body.
A giant squid and a Sperm whale locked in mortal combat.
unmuseum.mus.pa.us /squid.htm   (1363 words)

  
 GIANT ARMADILLO  -- Kids' Planet -- Defenders of Wildlife   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Giant armadillos are dark brown except for their heads, tails and the lower edges of their shells, which are nearly white.
Giant armadillos are found in South America, east of the Andes, from northwestern Venezuela to northeastern Argentina.
Giant armadillos are threatened by overhunting and the loss of habitat because of human settlement and agricultural development.
www.kidsplanet.org /factsheets/armadillo.html   (342 words)

  
 The Giant Squid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though giant squids are considerably less then a mile and a half across, they are large enough to wrestle with a sperm whale.
The giant squid has actually been acknowledged by science to exist but is very rarely observed.
Since 1978, more than 60 giant squids have been fished or stranded on the shores of New Zealand, the bigger one was 14 m long and weighed more than 1 t.
cryptozoo.monstrous.com /the_giant_squid.htm   (656 words)

  
 Salon Arts & Entertainment | "The Iron Giant"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And the giant wouldn't be such a hit with the town's beatnik artist, Dean (voiced with mellow coolness by Harry Connick Jr.), if he didn't have such a sensitive knack for bending old wrecks into avant-garde sculpture.
The movie's big question, whether the giant will turn into a hero or just a very elaborate gun, drives it to the edge of political correctness, but the message -- that we are who we choose to be -- is still a positive one for kids to hear and adults to affirm.
But "Iron Giant's" open-endedness is a deliberate and integral part of the myth -- as one character observes, "Things happen that can't be rationalized." The point is that it doesn't matter where we come from or how strange we may seem, because there is beauty and purpose to all living things.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/1999/08/06/giant/index.html   (972 words)

  
 Giant Panda
The endangered giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is endemic to the mountains of Sichuan, Gansu and Shanxi Provinces in China.
For now, however, captive-held giant pandas are especially important as a research and educational resource and as a means for attracting substantial public support for conservation of the giant pandas living in the wild as well as other endangered endemic species in China.
Of the 18 giant pandas examined, all but five were found be good breeding prospects: seven animals were classed as prime breeders; six as potential breeders; and two as questionable breeders.
www.umich.edu /~esupdate/library/98.07-08/ellis.html   (1592 words)

  
 Giant Catfish Critically Endangered, Group Says   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Summary The Mekong River's giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) is on the path to extinction.
The Mekong River's giant catfish (Pangasianodon Gigas) is on the path to extinction.
The disappearance of the Mekong giant catfish is a sign of the slow decline of environmental conditions throughout the river.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/11/1118_031118_giantcatfish.html   (1530 words)

  
 Pandas Theme, Gander Academy
The giant panda, well known as a symbol of China, is used in the WWF logo, because it is the best known and loved of endangered species.
Giant pandas are a study in the evolutionary process.
Giant pandas bears have a massive head, heavy body, short tail, rounded ears and plantigrade feet (i.e., both heel and toe make contact with the ground when walking in a manner similar to humans).
www.cdli.ca /CITE/panda.htm   (1058 words)

  
 NYT Giant Squid Article
By WILLIAM J. The lair of the giant squid is a staple of novels and horror movies, and perhaps of nightmares.
But more than a century after the giant squid and its supposed habitat were featured in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," the surprising truth is that very little is known of the deep monster and how it eats and rests, courts and mates, swims and behaves.
It turns out that the giant squid feeds on certain types of deep fish now being harvested in great numbers and in turn is fed on by sperm whales, giants in their own right that dive down perhaps up to a mile to feast on the boneless leviathans.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~bz050/HomePage.archi1.html   (1630 words)

  
 Giants tickets : San Francisco Giants tickets from TicketsSport.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
San Francisco Giants are one of five teams in the West Division of the National League (NL), and are based in San Francisco, California.
Over the next few years, however, the San Francisco Giant lost a majority of their players to rival leagues, and they finished at or near the bottom of the NL from 1890 to 1893.
The home ballpark of the San Francisco Giants is the SBC Park located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, at the corner of 3rd Street and King Street in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California.
www.ticketssport.com /mlb/giants.php   (846 words)

  
 CNN.com - Giant squid washes up on beach - July 22, 2002
The giant squid, of genus Architeuthis, has been the stuff of myth and legend for more than two thousand years.
The giant squid is a carnivorous mollusk with a beak-like mouth strong enough to cut through a steel cable and its eyes are the largest in the animal kingdom -- growing up to 45 centimeters (18 inches) wide.
The giant squid is believed to feed on, among other things, the world's biggest animals with several eyewitness stories from fisherman who have seen the squid in fierce battles with whales.
www.cnn.com /2002/TECH/science/07/22/australia.squid/index.html   (405 words)

  
 07/05/98 The Perils of Giant Hogweed
Giant hogweed is a huge, dramatic plant that was introduced as a garden ornamental from Europe, botanically named Heracleum mantegazzianum.
Giant hogweed, which may reach 15 feet in height, is an introduced weed that has now been added to the Washington state noxious weed list, as a Class A weed, meaning that eradication is a high priority.
The hollow stems of giant hogweed can be 2 to 4 inches in diameter, with dark reddish or purple blotched stems.
gardening.wsu.edu /column/07-05-98.htm   (928 words)

  
 VA NHP Giant Reed (Arundo donax) Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Giant reed, a member of the grass family (Poaceae), is one of the largest herbaceous perennial grasses, ranging between 12 and 16 feet in height.
Giant reed can grow in a wide range of conditions, from moist well-drained soils to those with a water table at or near the surface.
First introduced into the United States in the early 1800s, giant reed is grown as an ornamental throughout the southern and southwestern United States.
www.vnps.org /invasive/FSARUN.html   (397 words)

  
 IPCC information sheets - Irish Elk
In appearance, the Giant Deer was a magnificent animal.
The antlers varied considerably between the Giant Deer but all had areas of 'palm' which are flat, and pointed 'tines' which project from the upper edge of the palm area.
Although Giant Deer fossils are considered to be a relatively common find in Ireland, there appears to be a rarity of genuine material.
www.ipcc.ie /infoirishelk.html   (1217 words)

  
 Program tracks whales in hunt for giant squid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the National Geographic Society's hunt for living giant squid sends sperm whales with video cameras to the ocean depths this month off New Zealand's South Island, the whales will be tracked by the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program.
But squid-inflicted scars and stomach-content analyses suggest that sperm whales know where to find giant squid, and they may be the best collaborators a marine biologist could hope for.
The Cornell sound survey actually begins about two weeks before the first crittercams are attached to the sperm whales' blubber layer by tethers that dissolve in about two hours and allow the football-sized camera to float to the surface.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/97/2.27.97/squid.html   (604 words)

  
 Giant cell arteritis -- Calvo-Romero 79 (935): 511 -- Postgraduate Medical Journal
The incidence of giant cell artertis in Olmsted County, Minnesota: apparent fluctuations in a cyclic pattern.
Giant cell (temporal) arteritis: a treatable cause of multi-infarct dementia.
Giant cell arteritis with subarachnoid haemorrhage due to the rupture of inflammatory aneurysm of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery.
pmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/79/935/511   (3661 words)

  
 Review: Giant (1956)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The man behind this resurrection of Giant, director George Stevens' son, has stated that his father considered the theatrical release to be the perfect cut.
Giant stops short of lionization, however, taking a number of sharp, cutting jabs at the insular arrogance of many traditionally-held beliefs.
So, although Giant may not be a classic in the purest sense of the word, it's a fine example of a virtually-extinct genre.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/g/giant.html   (1029 words)

  
 Giant Hogweed Identification
Giant Hogweed is originally from Asia and was introduced as an ornamental.
Giant hogweed flowers mid-May through July, with numerous white flowers clustered in an umbrella-shaped head that is up to 2.5 feet in diameter across its flat top.
For more detailed information on controlling giant hogweed in King County, please read the giant hogweed best management practices (142 KB Acrobat file, 20 seconds on 56K modem).
dnr.metrokc.gov /wlr/LANDS/weeds/hogweed.htm   (431 words)

  
 Giant Squid (Architeuthis Clarkei) from the documentary film "Incredible Suckers"
The giant squid was modeled entirely here at the NCCA using the 3D CG software CGAL and Vassili's own organic modeling routines VooDoo.
The 3D polygonal triangulated model of the giant squid consists of a body, eyes, blowhole, 8 individual tentacles and 2 separate projectile tentacles.
The data of the giant squid model have been used to mill the negative of the squid in foamed plastic blocks and to construct a positive form in laminated plastics.
ncca.bournemouth.ac.uk /main/staff/vassili/giant_squid.html   (373 words)

  
 The Iron Giant (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The animation and expression of emotion in the giant, who is a computer graphics animated character, a hundred feet tall and with a certain old time sci fi persona to him, equals and even surpasses it's traditionally animated companions.
There were scenes in the movie that the giant almost made me cry because of his expressions.
The giant was very organic and fluid, always animated and extremely alive, without really trying to be.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0129167   (836 words)

  
 The Official Site of the New York Giants - Giants.com
The Giants and BIG BLUE TRAVEL, are offering all-inclusive travel packages for their game vs. the Dolphins in London.
Giants players hosted 850 local foster children at the second annual Jingle Jam.
The Giants are glad to support organizations in NY, NJ and CT. Click here to find out how to make a donation request.
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=giant&bdcr=8&bdcu=http://www.giants.com/&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-1C7F1A40-8110-AB1F-1243-BFD50D696E43-ym   (468 words)

  
 Giant Squid
The giant squid happens to be the largest invertebrate on Earth.
Giant squids are hunted by the sperm whale.
There is at least one eye-witness report of a smaller whale being drowned by the giant squid.
www.occultopedia.com /g/giant_squid.htm   (889 words)

  
 The search for the giant squid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Richard Ellis has done a thrilling study of the giant squid, and Peter Benchley, author of JAWS and no stranger to exciting sea monsters, has called it "an amazing book about an amazing creature"--let your audience thrill to Ellis's stories of 60-foot sea monsters known as squid.
It is a spindle-shaped creature with eight grasping arms studded with toothed suckers and two elongated, whip-like tentacles at one end and a pointed tail at the other, a huge beak between its arms, and two lidless eyes the size of dinner plates.
In THE SEARCH FOR THE GIANT SQUID, one of this country's foremost authorities on ocean life, Richard Ellis, provides the first authoritative study of this most elusive of ocean creatures.
www.showideas.com /First/LY-1_squid.htm   (382 words)

  
 Giant Squid Washes Ashore In Tasmania
The giant squid, an adult female, bore the marks of a torrid sexual affair.
In the last 20 years, more than 100 giant squid have been hauled up by vessels in the waters off the coast of New Zealand's South Island, and Roper estimated that around 35 specimens have been found in south Australian waters.
A curator examines the female giant squid at the Tasmanian Museum.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2002/07/0726_020726_LPsquid.html   (784 words)

  
 Giant Octopus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While we know that giant squids do exist, it has never been confirmed that a giant octopus does, in fact, exist.
The octopus would be more likely to attack ships and sailors than a squid would, so if there is a giant variety of the species, this could add credibility to stories of giant squid/octopus' attacking ships.
An estimate on the size of the corpse in the picture if it was an octopus would make the octupus 150 to 200 feet tip to tip of the tenticles.
www.gabourgeois.com /giantocto.html   (197 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Giant (2pc) (Ws Aniv): Video: Elizabeth Taylor,Rock Hudson,James Dean,Carroll Baker,Jane Withers,Chill ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GIANT is the story of a west Texas ranching dynasty, the sprawling Reata Ranch, overseen for generations by the Benedict Family--currently run by Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson).
Leslie's transition from Maryland to the dusty flats of west Texas is the epitome of culture shock, yet she's up to the task, even to the point of challenging the ingrained bigotry toward the local Hispanic population.
Giant is one of those Weekend afternoon or evening movies where you need to dedicate some time to it.
www.amazon.com /Giant-2pc-Aniv-Elizabeth-Taylor/dp/6304239149   (2520 words)

  
 High Strangeness: Quest for the Giant Squid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What is known about the giant squid is based upon 100 stranded specimens exmained in the last 400 years.
Roper, 58, the world's foremost expert on giant squid, is in charge of a forthcoming $5 million scientific expedition to deep search the New Zealand seas for the elusive creatures.
But the three recent giant squid captures, two females and one male (20 feet long and caught at 1,000 feet), have ecologists wondering if deep sea fishing might not be upsetting the diet and domain of the giant squid and forcing them into shallower waters.
www.anomalist.com /reports/squid.html   (432 words)

  
 'The Iron Giant' (PG)
One night in upstate Maine – this was before the giant alligators of "Lake Placid" got there – a fireball crashes into the sea and the one survivor of a fishing boat sunk by the splash claims that it was a spaceship!
The artistic conceit of "The Iron Giant" is to invert the stereotypes of the '50s invasion-from-space movie, with its paranoid, xenophobic overtones and anti-communist metaphoric structure.
Yes, I suppose the makers of "The Iron Giant" are morally superior to the FBI, CIA, USAF and USN and USA agents, soldiers and officers who fought the Cold War, but it's easy to be superior when your dads have already beaten all your enemies.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/movies/reviews/irongianthunter.htm   (798 words)

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