A gigantic ape standing 10 feet tall and weighing up to 1,200 pounds lived alongside humans for over a million years, according to a new study.
Fortunately for the early humans, the huge primate's diet consisted mainly of bamboo.
Scientists have known about Gigantopithecus blackii since the accidental discovery of some of its teeth on sale in a Hong Kong pharmacy about 80 years ago. While the idea of a giant ape piqued the interest of scientists – and bigfoot hunters – around the world, it was unclear how long ago this beast went extinct.
November 7, 2005
Gigantic Apes Coexisted with Early Humans
Gigantic apes coexisted with early Bella, as well. They were known as Snottificus Brothericus, and they were HORRIBLE beasts. They ran in great ignorant, snarling packs of three or four across the till plains, terrorizing all that crossed their paths, dispensing noogies and fake-outs while tricking innocents out of every prize in the bottom of their boxes of Captain Crunch. Anyway, on to the actual article: