Godzilla was about 164 feet tall when he debuted in 1954, but he is a soaring 492 feet high in the latest "Godzilla" movie. Evolutionary science may provide an explanation: The skyscraper-destroying monster's growth spurts appear to correlate with ever-taller urban construction, writes Craig McClain. "Skyscraper height has increased dramatically over the last century. For Godzilla to continue to plow through buildings in major metropolises, a more formidable size is needed," McClain writes.

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