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So, being a guy that's into sci-fi and fantasy,
I've come across some pretty bad-ass creatures,
but I always figured that they were just the product
of some writer's imagination.
I never thought to actually look into
whether or not the creatures from these
movies and video games were ever real,
until now, and oh man, I wish
I would have done this sooner.
So if you're into this stuff like I am, keep watching
because I'm about to give you
10 Mythical Creatures that Actually Existed.
Prepare to nerd out.
Number one is dragons.
Native to Australia, the Megalania existed
30 to 40 thousand years ago, and is
an ancient relative of the Komodo dragon
that grew up to 26 feet in length
and weighted up to 4300 pounds.
It couldn't breath fire or fly,
but it did have a poisonous saliva
that contained a blood thinner that
would cause its victims to bleed to death.
- Dragons actually exist?
I have to call my D and D buddies.
- Just, no.
Number two is the Imoogi.
Originating as a Korean legend, an enormous
python was in fact found in South America.
This gigantic titanoboa was so huge
that it was 46 feet long and weighted over a ton.
It also had a constrictive force of 400 PSI
and could swallow a human whole without
showing any bulge.
Man, I want to know this thing's secret
just for when I go out to all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants,
cause I mean, after a dinner like that,
ain't no hiding that bulge.
Number three are the Amazons.
Amazons were a mythical tribe
exclusively made of fierce women warriors.
Graves that were discovered in Eurasia
revealed battled-damaged female skeletons
that were buried with bows, swords and other weapons.
This is an extremely exciting find
whether you're a historian or a fan of the show
Xena Warrior Princess, because there were
Amazons on the show.
So I heard; I never watched the show.
I heard people talking about it.
Shut up.
Number four is the Dire Wolf.
Dire Wolves existed beside early man
and were much larger, stronger and had
sharper teeth than the wolves of today.
Interestingly, there were just one of a class
called Megafauna which were a large or giant
class of animals, including humans,
and believe it or not, some of these giant humans
still exist today including Rosie O' Donnell,
Roseanne Barr and Kevin Smith.
They're fat.
Number five is the African Unicorn.
This unique animal has an upper body of a deer,
a lower body of a zebra, but is actually
a specie of giraffe.
I think what's most cool is that
this creature still exists today
in Equatorial Africa.
Even though it doesn't have a horn
like you would expect from a unicorn,
it's still clearly magical, I mean look at it.
It could change its appearance at will.
That or it got into a plantation
of some crazy African drugs.
By the way, if there's any viewers in Africa
watching right now, can these drugs regrow hair?
Private message me.
Number six in the Kraken.
Recently a colossal squid was discovered
in the southern ocean which closely
resembles the legendary Kraken.
Measuring 46 feet long, it not only has suckers,
but it's limbs are lined with rows of sharp hooks
each having three points.
Man, it's really unfortunate that
this was found only 1000 kilometers south of Tokyo.
I mean, first Godzilla, and now this?
You Japanese really have some bad luck
with the whole giant monster thing.
Number seven are Beserkers.
Hailing from Northern Europe,
Beserkers were known for fighting
in a nearly uncontrollable trance-like fury
which gave rise to the English phrase going berserk.
It's believed that their fearless strength
and unstoppable blood lust was cause by
either working themselves into a rage
or taking intoxicating drugs before battle.
In fact, I know a little bit about what it takes
to get worked up into a rage.
Happens to me every time I call my cell phone company.
(bleep) ers.
Number eight is Moby Dick.
The story of Moby Dick was actually inspired
by a real sperm whale named Moca Dick.
This whale was so bad ass, that it destroyed
over 100 whaling ships that tried to kill it,
including once taking on three at a time and surviving.
Really though, his name was Moca Dick
and he was a sperm whale?
Okay, no.
You know what?
There's probably a black porn star joke there,
but I'm just not going to touch it.
Number nine are Hobbits.
Tricky little Hobbits.
The remains of nine bodies resembling Hobbits
were discovered in the Indonesian island of Flores
dating back 12 to 18 thousand years ago.
Each skeleton was only three feet tall
and had a skull about one third
the size of a normal human's.
Weighting only up to about 80 pounds,
it's believed that that these were
a separate specie of human kind of like Neanderthals.
Just don't ever actually call them Hobbits
if you're ever tested on this subject
because, you know...
You shall not pass!
I always wanted to do that.
And finally, number 10, Dracula.
Believe it or not, Dracula was based off of a real man
that lived less than 500 years ago
called Vlad the Impaler.
He was a Romanian prince that would
torture and kill his enemies by impaling them.
He didn't have fangs or could fly
like the vampires in today's pop culture,
but he did consume the blood of
his enemies in various ways.
But I wouldn't worry; I'm sure vampires
aren't around that much anymore,
or are they?
(evil laughter)
Anyways, that's all for this video guys.
I hope you enjoyed it, and be sure to
add me to Facebook and Twitter.
Links will be on the screen and in the description,
and other than that, I will see you guys next Saturday
with a brand-new video.
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I'm still here.
I'm not a vampire.
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go rent a show like Buffy the Vampire Slayer
cause, you know, that'll teach you
how to kill vampires.
Not that I've ever watched it.
I just heard about it.
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