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10 Incredible Dragons We'd Like to Meet (or Run From)

Some dragons seem like they'd be fascinating dinner guests, but others might see you as the main course. Here are our top 10 of both types.


The Ultimate Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti Quiz

The Ultimate Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti Quiz

What's that tall, dark and furry figure striding through the woods? It's time to test your Bigfoot/Yeti cred with this 'squatchy' HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The Ultimate Unicorn Quiz

The Ultimate Unicorn Quiz

The unicorn is a mystical and wondrous blend of fact and fiction. See how much you know about this horned beast at HowStuffWorks! See more »

10 Reasons Zombies Are Physically Impossible

10 Reasons Zombies Are Physically Impossible

The basic rules of science make it impossible for zombies to exist. Learn more about how zombies can't work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Mermaids Work

How Mermaids Work

Mermaids are everywhere in modern culture and have fascinated humans for centuries. Explore mermaid folklore, history and science. See more »

How Sea Monsters Work

How Sea Monsters Work

Most seafaring cultures have sea monster myths or folktales. Learn more about sea monsters at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Mythical American Monsters

10 Mythical American Monsters

'Very tall, hairy, glowing eyes' seems the go-to description for mythical monsters. Here are 10 mythical American monsters at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Creepy Gargoyle Pictures

Creepy Gargoyle Pictures

Gargoyles are creepy. See pictures of creepy gargoyles in this gallery. See more »

How Wendigoes Work

How Wendigoes Work

It's a 15-foot man-beast with glowing eyes, doglike teeth, a long tongue and no lips. Find out how wendigoes work at HowStuffWorks, See more »

Are You Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?

Are You Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?

Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? Get ready for the zombie apocalypse with this quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are you a werewolf?

Are you a werewolf?

Are you a werewolf? Test your knowledge of werewolves with this quiz. See more »