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Amazing stuff.
1 posted on 02/07/2003 7:57:45 AM PST by vannrox
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Jules Verne? More than amazing. Suspicious!
2 posted on 02/07/2003 7:59:13 AM PST by VadeRetro
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The French would make good squid food.
3 posted on 02/07/2003 8:00:01 AM PST by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always Flexable)
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That's exactly why O'Shea thinks the sailors are having a little fun with the media.

They don't sound like they're joking.
5 posted on 02/07/2003 8:01:27 AM PST by Bigg Red (Defend America against her most powerful enemy -- the Democrats.)
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Isn't it odd that it came so near the surface, if it was a squid? I thought they were only seen at great depths.
6 posted on 02/07/2003 8:03:14 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Start Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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7 posted on 02/07/2003 8:03:18 AM PST by isthisnickcool
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Hmmm...

Calamari!

8 posted on 02/07/2003 8:04:42 AM PST by billorites
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This is what the french get for bombing the Rainbow Warrior.
9 posted on 02/07/2003 8:06:17 AM PST by js1138
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Actual photograph of giant squid as taken by crew members!


11 posted on 02/07/2003 8:10:00 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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Man ! I hate it when a giant squid tries to capture my boat !!!

Seriously, during the Korean war, a giant squid tried to do battle with a US Navy minesweeper. Its tentacles have suction cups with hooks inside them, and it actually managed to penetrate the lighter steel of one of the gun housings : leaving ring-shaped indentations behind. Fortunately, none of the crew were nearby at the moment...

15 posted on 02/07/2003 8:33:52 AM PST by genefromjersey
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Why anyone would voluntarily go on the ocean is a mystery to me.

Everything I know about the ocean I learned from Jules Verne. Everything I need to know about the ocean I learned from Jaws.

16 posted on 02/07/2003 8:34:25 AM PST by templar
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I heard an amazing story set during WWII. A ship was torpedoed by the Nazis in the South Atlantic, and a group of men ended up clinging to debris, floating and waiting for rescue. In the darkness, they suddenly saw something black blotting out some of the stars right above them, and several of the men were grabbed by the tentacles of a giant squid.

I don't remeber if any of them were taken down into the sea by the suid, but at least one of the survivors had the tell-tale sucker marks on his skin after the incident.

17 posted on 02/07/2003 8:36:12 AM PST by BushMeister
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That's exactly why O'Shea thinks the sailors are having a little fun with the media.

"I wasn't there and I know it couldn't possibly have happened," said the angry O'Shea. "That the non-scientific community would have the nerve to observe phenomena frankly makes me mad enough to scream."

O'Shea also added that any new discoveries or observations that go against predetermined scientific opinion are simply hoaxes, unless perpetrated by the right people.
19 posted on 02/07/2003 8:40:06 AM PST by Goodlife
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And its all true. I swear by my tattoo.
20 posted on 02/07/2003 8:41:31 AM PST by strela (If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughta go back home and crawl under your bed.)
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Veteran yachtsman Oliver de Kersauson, at the helm of the trimaran Geronimo, said the three-hulled boat was hit by strange vibrations....."when we came to a stop the tentacles let go"

Guess that there are some things that even a squid won't eat.

25 posted on 02/07/2003 9:09:52 AM PST by wbill
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The squid was probably pissed at the french too, otherwise it would have gone for Ellison's boat.
26 posted on 02/07/2003 9:15:39 AM PST by gaucho
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It's happened before.

In the late 19th century a giant squid dragged down an 80 foot British yacht in the Indian ocean.
27 posted on 02/07/2003 9:44:30 AM PST by Joseph_CutlerUSA (We're Americans...Cowboys of the Free World.)
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