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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 09:39:14 pm »
Yeah, BBC had that yesterday. Impressive, isn't it? And to think that's a "small" one. If you want to see something even worse though, google for "colossal squid" (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) which reportedly grows even larger than the giant squid. Even scarier though is that instead of just having sucker pads (albeit with small "teeth" in them) on it's arms like Architeuthis (the giant squid) does, it has chitin hooks! http://www.tonmo.com/science/public/deepseacephs.php has some excellant pictures. A good one of such a hook is a few paragraphs from the top.

Good thing they only like sub-arctic conditions, or I might never swim in the sea again!

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 09:55:01 pm »
Yeah, and it left behind an 18 foot tentacle, which, after retrieval, was still working. Wicked cool, ne?! I mean, I almost wet my pants. That is just SO DAMN COOL. *goes off on endorphin rush again*
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005, 04:04:37 am »
Oooh.  Giant Squid.  Working tentacle!  I think they should see how long it stays working, and I wonder if the squid who lost it will grow another?
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2005, 04:47:46 am »
I wonder if you sent some sort of electric charge through the nerves or something if the tentacle wouldlike... twitch or something. That'd be so cool to watch :D
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2005, 06:59:08 pm »
And that one of the many reasons why I don't like swimming.

That and swimming in a billion years or so of fish poop.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2005, 05:51:19 pm »
see, I'm the kind of weird that would get excited if that found me while I was swimming.  After I peed myself, of course.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2005, 03:51:12 am »
Oooo. Squids are cool. Especially giant ones... If I could swim, I'd probably be the one to be caught by one. It'd be better than a shark, anyway.

18 foot tentacles...
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2005, 04:16:35 am »
yeah, you know what they say, it is the size that matters ... I mean, what?
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2005, 12:58:47 am »
Ignore the girl feeding into your ego myths.

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2005, 02:04:49 pm »
*waves hand in front of other people* You don't want to know what we're talking about. *said in Jedi voice*
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2005, 04:40:43 pm »
You mean I don't *need* to know what you're talking about. "Your mind tricks don't work on me Jedi!"

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Edit: On a side note... I just saw that new show squidbillies last Sunday. I was horribly disgusted at it. How do things like that even make it on TV?!?
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2005, 08:02:57 pm »
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On a side note... I just saw that new show squidbillies last Sunday.
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I watch so little TV that when I do see a few minutes of it, it's filled entirely with shows I've never heard of, followed by commercials for shows I've never heard of, and products I've never seen... all using music from bands I've never known about. It's almost to the point where everything is just so many flashing images and loud noises. I wonder if this is how old people (or possibly rabbits) feel all the time?

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2005, 08:11:28 pm »
Yeah, I rarely watch TV anymore myself. The only time I really watch it is when I know new episodes of a few animes are coming on. Other than that, I sorta dislike constant reruns and stupid junk, so I avoid it.

I also found out that my college apparently has some anime club on Monday nights. I may check into it sometime.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2005, 08:33:39 pm »
You should, Data, seriously, clubs like that are pretty nice, Harm and I ran one last year. It was fun... a lot. We were always excited when new people showed up with their gaming/anime/CCG love.
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