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July 6, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: Making a Squid Flower
Posted on July 6, 2007 at 4:47 PM
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I'm surprised todays article wasn't the half squid half octopus one on /.
"Octosquid is a silly name. Why not Squipus ?"
Your comment reminds me of a Flanders and Swann song - #3 of "Songs for our time". The name of the song in an indescribable silly noise. As Flanders put it, "It was originally called, ah, '[a different indescribable silly noise]', but we thought that sounded rather stupid ..."
As far as I can tell, the "octosquid" claims are mostly hype. It's in no way intermediate between octopus and squid; it's just a squid with no tentacles, which is not unheard of -- there are other squid species that don't have tentacles as adults. Note that they're talking about it as a possible new species in an existing genus, not a representative of a new family or order.
It's cool-looking, though.
Making a squid flower is easy: just feed it Miracle-Gro.
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