Saturday, 13 July 2013

Gandalf's eagles, made real.....

Gandalf the wizard used giant eagles to get himself out of tight spots (as if all that magic wasn't enough of an edge) - a medieval version of air support:



But birds don't really get that big, right?*

Well meet Argentavis:


With a seven meter wingspan this gigantic, gliding monster would have shown up on most airport RADAR screens as the indisputable evidence that the guy manning the screen needed stronger medication.

Here's a clip of the biggest living bird, the Andean Condor:



Argantavis was twice as big. It would certainly have made short work of an orc, and probably his car as well.......

* Insert a comment about your least favourite ex girlfriend here if you like.....