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June 1, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: 1873 Giant Squid Stored in Bathtub
Newfoundland naturalist Moses Harvey collected the first complete specimen of a giant squid in December 1873.
He kept it in his bathtub.
Posted on June 1, 2007 at 3:19 PM
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If I had a giant squid, I guess that's where I'd keep it too!
> He kept it in his bathtub.
For how long? Weeks? It was dead, right? It sure looks dead in that picture.
Ok, I've been reading this blog for a little while now and I have to ask. What is it with the Friday squid blogging?
Alastair, you obviously mean: what is it with all the crypto stuff in between the squid news? We come here for the squids!
I don't get it, alastair. I use SQuIDs for all my TEMPEST snooping work. Nothing else is sensitive enough!
He must have had a very understanding wife.
My uneducated guess is the man was a bachelor.
Squid make ink. Ink used in old time cryptography.;)
Did anyone else read the header and think "If they were giant squid, how did he keep 1873 of them in a bathtub?"
Great, I'm the dumb one then...
preserved giant squid can be seen at the Marine Institute in St. John's, no idea if it's the original
There was a joke in Viz a few years back about "saving whales" with the punchline "I've been saving this one for sometime now and it's gone a bit smelly".
No, I had the same the same thought, too. I suppose if you used a swimming pool as your "bathtub"...
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