The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Many of the scientific and cultural discoveries previously credited to those cultures are now recognized as being discovered first by the Olmec. Oh yeah, and NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM! How's that for totally cool!

One of the greatest things that the Olmec left behind are the Colossal Heads. They're aptly named -- they are very, very big. In fact, to say that they're big is a major understatement... the one pictured above is the size of a VW Bug. Those bored Olmecs dragged the stone to make this head some 70 miles. Freaky, eh? The things you do when you have no television...

Seriously though, click here to read more about the Olmec culture which created these monsters, or click here to see scans of all 17 Olmec Heads found thus far.

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