anatomy of a monster
Many people wonder what the monsters are like in real life. Unable to provide that experience, here is the next best thing. There are several species of monsters who may appear very different from each other but are in fact quite similar. The monsters have been around for centuries and they have evolved over the years.
All the information given here has been based on medical books from the last century so some of the information may be outdated. There are both male and female monsters and they have an extremely long life span. There are rumors of monsters reaching the age of 750 and even 800.
On the outsideAll monsters have Grey skin which is in most cases hairless, smooth and very soft. Some monsters have one eye, mostly large which makes up for the lack of a second eye; others have two or even more. Centuries ago the monsters were hunting carnivores and most have one or two sharp teeth sticking out of their large mouths and/or horns as evidence to that long forgotten era. The monsters, known to be hard laborers, have relative large hands containing 4 fingers each. Since they do not wear shoes, the bottom of their feat is covered with a thick protective sole. Very few monsters have wings and have been known to fly short distances.
Monsters are born from eggs. The monster eggs are light Grey and hatch after an incubation time of 3 months. The monsters are very small compared to human beings. When born, a monster is about 4 inches tall (10 cm) and the average adult monster reaches between 20 and 24 inches (50 and 60 centimeters) in height with a weight of between 11 and 19 pounds (5 and 8 kilograms). They are chubby little creatures and about 70% of their body consist of their face.
On the insideThe bone structure of a monster is quite interesting. Since a mayor part of the monster's body consists of his face, his skull is large and heavy. It rests on a short spine to which the legs are attached. The arms and hands are connected directly to the skull.
The internal organs, similar to human organs, are protected by 2 set of ribs. The monster's brain is large and has abilities close to those of the human brain. Their heart is large compared to their small bodies which makes them very energetic. They need only one lung and one kidney. As opposed to humans the appendix is a vital organ for the monsters. The monsters are sensitive to the same diseases humans suffer from. Their immune system is however very strong so the monsters are not sick very often.