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Question 1: How tall is the gorilla made of tires?
Answer: The Gorilla made of tires stands over 12 feet tall.
Question 2: How many pounds of rubber ribbons cut from tires did it take to complete the gorilla statue?
Answer: The gorilla is made from 5000 lbs of rubber ribbons cut from motorcycle and bicycle tire treads.
Question 3: In the 1933 classic film, King Kong, which two animals were used to create King Kong’s distinctive howl?
Answer: King Kong’s distinctive roar was created by editing Lion and Tiger growls. After recording an array of animal noises which he slowed to half-speed, sound effects artist Murray Spivak “played a tiger roar backwards against a lion roar forward,” which produced “a sort of uncanny” howl
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