…and sink Mrs. Yueng’s rowboat
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Wow, That’s Big!: The Godskull Of Murn
First of all, the Godskull of Murn is not the skull of a god. It was the skull of a Storm Giant named Pargor that wanted to be three times the size of the largest Storm Giant ever. Since that giant had been 110 feet tall, the Wizard that Pargor had taken prisoner dutifully zapped him to 330 feet tall, at which point Pargor stumbled over his own feet and fell off of his mountain, breaking his neck and 34 other bones. The Wizard then escaped and ran off into the mists of history.
Fast forward 600 years and a group of down on their luck monks find the skull of Pargor. A bit of praying to their god reveals the truth about it, but the monks see a money making opportunity. They haul the skull back to their small monastery in Murn and start telling anyone who will listen that it is the skull of some dead god and it may have certain divine powers.
Now, 25 years later, people come from far and wide to look at and touch the skull. All of them leave some amount of money in the donation box, so now the Holy Brotherhood of the Skull has a fine big monastery and many monks spreading the good word.
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Wow, That’s Big!: The Incredible Steam Elephant
Shown for the first time at the 1882 London Exhibition of Science & Industry, the Steam Elephant was roughly 5 times the size of any pachyderm that ever lived. It was created by Professor Henry Leamington and his top student, Sir Malcolm Redmond.
Besides having the gigantic steam powered creature do several tricks, the Professor would give up to 20 people a ride around the Exhibition on it, at a shilling per person. Thousands of people took the ride.
After the Exhibition, the Professor toured with the great beast for three years. He went all over Europe, Asia and North America. In the fall of 1885, he returned to England and placed the Incredible Steam Elephant on permanent display in the British Museum of Science.