Tall tale?

Via an email, I just learned about an extinct race of giants in ancient Arabia:

They were so tall, wide and very power full that they were able to pull out big trees just with the one hand. But what happen after when they become misguided and disobeys Allah SWT, Allah SWT destroyed the whole nation. ULEMA KIRAM of Saudi Arabia believes that this body belongs to AAD nation.
Check out the picture!

But alas! It's another elaborate hoax!

I wish people would stop fueling these urban legends, because I get all riled up, only to find my hopes dashed.

On the other hand, some of the strangest tales turn out to be true. The Centaur, for example, was once thought to be nothing more than an ancient superstition. Until, that is, experts discovered the real thing.

posted by Eric on 07.18.04 at 03:02 PM










Comments

Shades of the Cardiff Giant ...

But I'm wondering what this 'Allah SWT' is all about. It sounds like a spin-off of Law & Order or something.

Allah: Special Weapons Tactician?
Allah: Secure Web Transaction?
Allah: Swedish Winter Time?
Allah: Shrink Wrap Tunnel?
Allah: Semi-orthogonal Wavelet Transform?

That's enough.

Varius Contrarius   ·  July 20, 2004 10:46 AM

Not enough! You missed at least two:

Allah: Suicide Warfare Trainee!
Allah: Socialist Welfare Technocrat!

Eric Scheie   ·  July 20, 2004 11:00 AM

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