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May 30, 2008
Friday Squid Blogging: 500-Pound Giant Squid Caught Off Australia
Three news stories.
And a week of squid comics -- not related to the Australia catch. And another comic.
Posted on May 30, 2008 at 4:14 PM
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"a fisheries research biologist, said it took 10 men to lift the squid"
What? Only 50 lbs per person? And they call themselves fishermen.
Would have needed fewer if they'd frozen it first.
I guess it's a bit like moving a carpet; much harder when the load is flexible, and has no handholds. And unlike carpets, squid are also slippery!
I'm sorry, I just don't get it. What's the fascination with squid!?
@girl, these giant squid are facinating to some people...esp because of old stories that tell of a time when men feared these creatures when sailing far out at sea....and that no one has seen them in modern times. their foreold size has never been physically verified.
@Davi, im guessing that the mass of the squid was difficult to move, being not a rigid structure. :) Though I agree with you that these fishermen are probably used to dealing with dynamic loading and unloading, and obtuse lifting tasks.
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