By December 21, 2005

King Kong Physics: A discussion

I found a discussion on Ars Technica’s forums that I thought I would share. The discussion point was plain: is it possible for an ape of King Kong’s size to really exist? The thread dives quickly into a discussion about mass ratios, muscle density, and how real, large animals exist. The conclusion: there’s no way Kong could be both as big and strong as he is depicted in the movies.

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  1. configuratrix says:

    I remember reading an article once about how unlikely it was that brontosauruses and other big dinos spent much time on land — that they much more likely spent their lives, once adult, in/around lakes and bogs which would partly bear their weight.