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Thursday, September 29, 2005

More Squid Crud

k8to mentioned reading about Humboldt squid, which I had known for a while to be a particularly interesting, and scary, species. Tooling around on the web I found a very funny bit of prose about them, which I have to repeat for your reading pleasure:

A Humboldt squid can grow to the size and weight of a hockey player. So, imagine Todd Bertuzzi with bulging eyes, eight arms, two tentacles, three hearts, a beak for a mouth, a brain wrapped around his esophagus and gullet with a willingness — nay, eagerness — to dine on his own kind every other meal, and you get a sense of how the squid has earned such a fearsome reputation.

posted by neil at 12:43 am
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