Godzilla, King of the Monsters, stamped his imprint on cinema with dozens and dozens of movies in which he played both a force of destruction and Earth's defender against threats from outer space.
His latest incarnation (budgetted at a whopping $160m) was directed by Gareth Edwards who previously helmed the remarkable no-budget aliens thriller Monsters.
What are some of the other cinematic beasts we struggled to contain?
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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