Friday, May 27, 2011
"Largest Fox Ever" Underscores the Point
Is this the largest fox ever? That's the claim of The Daily Mail and never mind if it's it's not definitively true.
Without a doubt, it's a BIG fox! In fact, I am willing to readily concede it's the André the Giant of fox!
So how big is this it? All of 26.5 pounds.
Gee.... that doesn't sound quite as big as the picture looks.
Well here's a hint: that child is seven years old.
Now look at the picture carefully -- that fox has been put way up front and the child is well back, while the fox has been stretched out and carefully placed to maximize appearance. This picture was taken by a skilled photographer who knew the "money shot" was in making that fox look like it was as big as an adult Mountain Lion!
Now look at the picture below. This is the same "Andre the Giant" fox with a normal sized 14-pound fox shown in such a way as to make it look a little smaller than it really is, with the back legs angled away and down, and the front legs tucked under. Did I mention this was shot by a skilled photographer? True!
The large fox is still a VERY BIG fox. The "André the Giant" of fox.
But André the Giant was a freak who stood somewhere around 7 feet 3 inches tall (real height, not "show height" with shoes) and weighed somewhere around 500 pounds.
What's the average height of someone in England, the United States, Russia, Bulgaria, China, Wales, Austria, Indonesia, Ghana, or Germany? Not that! Satisfy your curiosity on that score at this link.