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  • This Squid Ice Cream Cone Is a Lot to Process

    08/20/2017 10:33:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Eater ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Greg Morabito
    An impressively weird dessert washes ashore in New ZealandAn ice cream shop in Auckland, New Zealand is taking the burgeoning goth dessert trend to new heights by serving a giant chocolate-dipped cone with a mantle and menacing tentacles protruding from the top of creamy sphere. The chef at Giapo Kitchen thought that this undeniably phallic treat would be a nice way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Colossal Squid’s arrival at the Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa. Here’s a clip of the chocolate tentacles being inserted into the cone after it’s dipped: The squid dessert is just as spooky...
  • Giant Sea Creature Washes Up on Island, Turns Water Red

    05/12/2017 8:56:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 12, 2017
    Indonesia — The rotting carcass of a massive sea creature washed ashore and was discovered Tuesday night on an island in Indonesia. The creature, which measures around 72 feet long, washed up on Seram Island and was discovered by resident Asrul Tuanakota, the Jakarta Globe reports. Tuanakota initially thought the creature was a stranded boat. Many residents speculate the remains are from a giant squid or a whale. Mbs Sangadji posted photos of the creature on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. The post reads: “Giant squid discovered by Asrul Tuanakota on May 10, 2017, at 09:00 IEST. The Giant squid was stranded...
  • Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans

    05/23/2016 9:39:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    gizmodo ^ | Maddie Stone
    Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad... cephalopods—squids, octopuses, cuttlefish—are booming, and scientists don’t know why. An analysis published today in Current Biology indicates that numerous species across the world’s oceans have increased in numbers since the 1950s. “The consistency was the biggest surprise,” said lead study author Zoë Doubleday of the University of Adelaide. “Cephalopods are notoriously variable, and population abundance can fluctuate wildly, both within and among species.”
  • That octopus is really squid, lawsuit against Goya claims

    05/13/2016 12:16:58 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/13/16
    A new lawsuit accuses Goya Foods Inc of cheating consumers by selling canned octopus products that actually contain cheaper, lower quality jumbo squid. "Independent DNA testing" confirmed that the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company made the switch, according to a complaint filed late Wednesday in the federal court in San Jose, California. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 million of damages. Goya, based in Jersey City, New Jersey, did not immediately respond on Thursday to requests for comment. The plaintiff Luis Diego Zapata Fonseca, of Salinas, California, sued on behalf of purchasers nationwide and in California of Goya canned octopus...
  • 4 metre giant squid filmed cruising along in Japanese harbour

    12/28/2015 9:34:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2015 | Brianne Tolj
    The extremely elusive giant squid are typically never seen by the human eye but one four-metre long Architeuthis decided to put on a show for a group Japanese spectators on Christmas Eve. The massive orange and white live squid was filmed swimming next to a boat's moorings in Toyama Bay on the west coast of Japan, according to Motherboard. Such large squid live deep underwater and are normally only found dead floating on the surface of the ocean or washed up on beaches, according to Ocean Portal.
  • Cephalopod Surprise

    09/29/2015 6:52:38 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    Skippy's List ^ | July 9th, 2007 | skippy
    ... Early on in my military career, way back when I was a PFC, my Battalion would occasionally have “Fun Runs”. A Fun Run is just like running for several miles. Except that it’s fun. Because people that outrank you say so. This is pretty much the Army equivalent to declaring “Our office is so much fun! On Friday we get to wear Hawaiian shirts!” It’s awesome if you happen to love Hawaiian shirts, but just kinda sucks if you have taste. One of the features of the Fun Run was that afterward the Battalion would gather together and hold...
  • Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

    10/14/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    http://www.cnet.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Michelle Starr
    A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.
  • Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

    09/21/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/10/13 | Richard Gray
    Camouflaged clothing that mimics squid skin is being developed to hide soldiers from night vision equipment.Most camouflage materials used to disguise soldiers and vehicles during the day show up easily when viewed through night vision goggles and infrared cameras. This is because leaves and other foliage reflect infrared light in a different way to other fabrics and materials. However, scientists at the University of California Irvine have created a new “stealth” coating that can change the way it reflects infrared light on command. The films, which are around 100,000 times thinner than a human hair, can be switched on and...
  • New video of ‘Kraken’ in natural habitat released (giant squid)

    01/24/2013 3:13:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013
    Discovery Channel has released the first clip from its upcoming documentary about the elusive giant squid, which can grow to a monstrous 26 feet in length and is likely the source of the Nordic legend of the kraken. Discovery Channel will air the footage -- the first time the giant squid has ever been seen in its underwater habitat -- in the special “Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real,” on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Deep-sea giant squid captured on video for first time

    01/09/2013 4:03:31 AM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    Asahi Shimbun (Japan) ^ | 1-7-2012 | EMI TADAMA
    A team led by Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) has shot the first videos of the elusive giant squid, the largest invertebrate on the planet, in its natural environment.Dubbed the “monsters of the sea,” giant squid can grow up to 18 meters (60 feet) in length. Little is known of the massive creature's ecology as they live in the deepest depths of the ocean.Although photos of giant squid have been taken deep underwater, this was the first time that videos have caught one in action in its normal habitat, NHK said.The public broadcaster said the first videos were shot in July...
  • Hundreds of squid wash onto Santa Cruz area beaches

    12/10/2012 3:32:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 12/10/12 | Cathy Kelly - santacruzsentinel.com
    APTOS -- California Department of Fish & Game scientists are investigating why hundreds of dead squid washed up on Aptos-area beaches roughly from Rio Del Mar to Pleasure Point on Sunday. Many of the squid remained on the sand at Rio del Mar State Beach on Monday, and a sea of seagulls gorged themselves. State Parks officials said they were just advised of the issue Monday and that their resource specialists had just started looking into it. Fish & Game promised a statement later Monday. In late October, about 100 squid beached themselves in Pacific Grove, the Monterey Herald reported....
  • Woman, 63, 'becomes PREGNANT in the mouth' with baby squid after eating calamari

    06/15/2012 5:01:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 100 replies
    mailonline ^ | 6/2012 | hartley-parkinson
    Woman, 63, 'becomes PREGNANT in the mouth' with baby squid after eating calamari Woman was 'eating when she felt a prickling sensation in her mouth' She was chewing 'sperm sacks', which forcefully shoot sperm Sperm in turn try to embed themselves when they land But have no fear in the West... Squid's internal organs are (generally) removed before serving By Richard Hartley-parkinson PUBLISHED: 03:40 EST, 15 June 2012 | UPDATED: 15:06 EST, 15 June 2012 A 63-year-old woman became 'pregnant' with 12 baby squid after eating calamari, according to a claim in a bio-tech report. The real-life 'octo-mum', from South...
  • Discovered: The 128million-year-old grandfather of the modern squid..

    06/01/2012 6:42:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    Scientists have managed to re-create the appearance of a previously unknown fossil - a spiky creature thought to be the ultimate ancestor of the modern-day squid and octopus. The Austria National History Museum team used 3D scanning technology to unearth the fossil of 'Dissimilites intermedius' a layer at a time, and then created a video of how the creature lived and moved. The ammonite was discovered in sediment which formed at the bottom of the ocean during the Cretaceous period - on a surface which, 128 million years, later would lie at the top of the Dolomite mountains in the...
  • Dancing squid bowl: Could you eat this? (Yes, it's what you think and yes, there's a video)

    07/22/2011 11:58:52 PM PDT · by Stoat · 51 replies
    The Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | July 22, 2011 | Staff
    TAKE one squid, cut off its head and watch the rest dance on a bed of rice and salmon roe. Eat. Or not. This Japanese delicacy known as odori-don or “dancing squid rice bowl” is a variation on traditional squid sashimi and uses soy sauce to create the disturbing illusion of bringing a dead squid back to life.YouTube user Richard Fan shot the above video on a visit to Hokkaido’s Ikkatei Tabiji restaurant and explains that sodium in the soy causes neurons to fire, making the muscles twitch.The dish comes with the head cut into small sashimi slices and...
  • JP Morgan Wins: CFTC Position Limits Do Not Apply (To Them)

    01/15/2011 9:49:29 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 16 replies
    ChrisMartenson.com ^ | Friday, January 14, 2011 | Chris Martenson
    Speaking of changing the rules... Gold and silver are now down hard over the past two days, and the reason may have something to do with the fact that the CFTC utterly caved to JPM in their long-awaited decision on position limits in a 4-1 vote. While position limits will eventually be set, maybe, someday, the course of action taken by the CFTC grandfathers in JPM's (and HSBC, et al.) current outlandish positions. Here's the background (emphasis mine): On July 21, 2010, the Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Among other things, the Dodd-Frank Act...
  • Rare Photos: Giant Squid Eaten by Sperm Whale

    09/25/2010 9:17:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Saving It for Later? Eating on the run, a female sperm whale carries the remains of a giant squid off the Bonin Islands, about 621 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Tokyo, on October 15, 2009. The whale almost certainly carried the giant morsel up from the dark depths of the nearby Osagawara Trench, a favorite hunting ground of sperm whales. The whales routinely dive for an hour or more to depths of up to 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) in pursuit of giant squid, which are thought to rarely venture higher than 1,000 feet (300 meters) below sea level. Battles between...
  • MAN EATING GIANT SQUID DEVOURING FISH STOCKS

    08/30/2010 10:43:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Express ^ | August 29, 2010 | Stuart Winter
    > Millions of killer giant squid are not only devouring vast amounts of fish they have even started attacking humans. Two Mexican fishermen were recently dragged from their boats and chewed so badly that their bodies could not be identified even by their own families. No wonder the giant squid are called “diablos rojos” – red devils. Monster squid are the stuff of legend. But for fishermen and marine biologists along 10,000 miles of coast from Chile to Alaska, the myth has become reality. And their story is told this week in a Channel Five documentary. >
  • Reno Police: Microwaved Squid Leaves 2 Queasy

    07/12/2010 9:58:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AOL News ^ | JULY 12, 2010
    Reno police say a squid left cooking in microwave is the suspected culprit of noxious fumes that left two apartment dwellers queasy. Authorities don't know if the squid was put in the microwave as a prank or act of cruelty when they found it Sunday night. But they believe the squishy cephalopod was stuck in the microwave by burglars and left to cook in a communal kitchen. Two residents made ill by the fumes were treated at a hospital. Police were still investigating Monday.
  • Super squid sex organ discovered

    07/09/2010 1:58:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 63 replies
    bbc ^ | 7 July 2010
    The mating habits of deep-sea squid have been revealed for the first time, after the discovery of a male squid with a huge elongated and erect penis. The male squid's sexual organ is almost as long as its whole body, including the squid's mantle, head and arms. That shows how male deep-sea squid inseminate females; they use their huge penis to shoot out packages of sperm, injecting them into the female's body. The discovery may also help explain how giant squid mate in the ocean depths.....
  • Dead squid gets plastic surgery

    06/02/2010 1:52:43 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 360+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2010, 7:00AM | NATE TRAYLOR
    The patient needed just a nip and a tuck — nothing three experienced plastic surgeons couldn't handle. But the patient in this case was a 12-foot Pacific giant squid, and already dead. On Friday, surgeons hunched over a gelatinous carcass, laid out like a wet dress on a stainless steel table outside the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Their mission: Stitch up its battle wounds and reattach its head. OIMB's director, Craig Young, said the goal was to make the creature a presentable attraction at the future Charleston Marine Life Center. Plans call for a 6,000-square-foot, two-story public museum and...