The Biology of B-Movie Monsters, or why  AUG 07 2006

The Biology of B-Movie Monsters, or why you just can't scale living things up (a la King Kong) or down (like in Fantastic Voyage) without consequence. One key problem: with a theoretical 20 foot tall human, mass increases much faster than bone strength and at some point, his skeleton wouldn't be able to support the weight.

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