Holy cow(pun intended) the Steller's Sea Cow was huge!
The enormous Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), named by German explorer Georg Wilhelm Steller, was one of the largest of a family of seafaring mammals that include manatees and dugongs. Discovered in 1841 in the Bering Sea south to the Aleutian Islands, the slow-moving pseudo-whales were hunted for its meat and fat, which was used for a variety of purposes. By 1768, only 27 years after their discovery, they were classified extinct.
Facts Cards | 01. Tarantino claimed that in one of the scenes in Inglorious Basterds where Diane Kruger was strangled, he personally strangled her, with his own bare hands, in one take, to aid authenticity. | 02. There were once 30 feet long sea cows called Steller's sea cows in the 1700s and we killed them to extinction.