Friday Squid Blogging: 450 kg Squid Caught

Largest squid ever caught. (Even more news.)

I just counted, and 68 blog readers sent me an e-mail about this story.

Posted on February 23, 2007 at 3:37 PM • 16 Comments

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phesslerFebruary 23, 2007 4:15 PM

I <3 the video of the Oregon authorities blowing up the beached (dead) whale. They thought it would get waporize the carcass, but instead it provided entertaining video footage. :)

Ian MasonFebruary 23, 2007 4:24 PM

Bruce said: "I just counted, and 68 blog readers sent me an e-mail about this story."

I wasn't one of them, but I did have a bet with myself earlier in the week that I'd be reading it again on Friday evening.

I am one of the people who drops you pointers to (non-squid related) things from time to time, and I've seen most, if not all, of them show up here later. Out of interest, how many 'tips' do you typically get for every non-original item you run? How many do you stumble on yourself?

Colm MacCarthaighFebruary 23, 2007 5:00 PM

On the subject of these Squid posts; ever since they started, a hobby of mine has been working on the assumption that they are steganographic high-art, and having a go at deciphering the inevitable 42-ism embedded within. But you know, now I'm starting to come up against the cryptanalysts dilemma and beginning to believe that you really are just this Squid-obsessed!

Ian MasonFebruary 23, 2007 5:45 PM

It's a very slow covert channel. Bruce is distributing a one time pad at 52 bits per year.

AnonymousFebruary 23, 2007 9:39 PM

"I just counted, and 68 blog readers sent me an e-mail about this story."

... the rest of us were too lazy.

AlexFebruary 24, 2007 6:51 AM

A pity that they didn't release it back to the sea. Why did they have to haul it on board? Makes me sigh.
Alex.

altjiraFebruary 24, 2007 7:10 AM

Does having your readers submit every squid-related item they run across (yeah, I'm guilty, too) take any of the fun out of this for you? Seems like you're transitioning from a collector to processor.

Early on, my family got it into their head that my new sister-in-law liked cows. The black and white Friesian kind. Every birthday and Xmas she got cows. Everytime one of us found something cute that was cow format, we sent it to her.

Finally, she had to break down and tell us all "Enough with the cows!"

dFebruary 25, 2007 7:15 PM

> Starfish and Shrimp are okay, but fiddler crabs are better - they're asymetric.

+1 For fiddler crabs :-)

bad JimFebruary 26, 2007 3:37 AM

One of my daily web visits is the Italian flavor of Yahoo's "most popular", because there's often a generous offering of cheesecake. This week it's been all calamari.

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