News for Oct. 31, 2006

TV Watch: Giganto: The Real King Kong

10/31/06, 8:26 pm EST - Xoanon

An episode of 'Decoding the Past' on The History Channel will have a look at the Gigantopithecus, on November 17th. Check out the blurb here: An exploration of the Giganto (King Kong) legend using modern science, technology, and historic eyewitness accounts. Gigantopithecus (the Latin term for "Giant Ape") is believed to have existed 9 to 5-million years ago and supposedly was around 10-feet tall. Some fossil evidence shows that it may have lived in China or India. Scientists of varying fields will attempt to genetically connect Giganto to modern-day creatures from around the world. Could Bigfoot be a relative? Forensic testing, extensive scientific research, 3-D animation, and body reconstruction will help determine the true mystery behind this prehistoric ape. [The History Channel]