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Now THIS is a squid

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday.

    The squid, weighing an estimated 990 lbs and about 39 feet long, took two hours to land in Antarctic waters, New Zealand Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said.
    If original estimates are correct, the squid would be 330 pounds heavier than the next biggest specimen ever found.

  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Man, I thought this was in reference to some drunken sailor.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If it weighs 990 lbs., it misses the half-ton mark, thereby signifying a bit of poetic license, doesn't it?
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. Squid salad. Yum.
  5. I was just watching the Discovery Channel documentary on the search for the giant squid this weekend. I just find this stuff fascinating.
    More can be found here: http://squid.us/giant-squid-photos-on-the-discovery-channel/

    Apparently, this is a "Colossal," as opposed to a "Giant" squid. So now I know scientists grade calamari the same way my supermarket grades shrimp.
  6. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Well, the 990 was an estimate, and the story says it 'could' weight half a ton, so...
  7. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Nice. That could be mixed in with quite a few dinners.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Problem is, now they need to find a couple 55 gallon drums of cocktail sauce.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And a frying pan big enough to cook it.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    You mean the fucking thing it took Ray Milland and John Wayne an hour to kill in Reap the Wild Wind? Those fuckers eat submarines.

    - Dan Jenkins' rationale for not eating squid (from a food story he did for Playboy some years back)
  11. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    There are food stories in Playboy?
    You read a food story in Playboy?
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    If Jenkins is writing it? Fucking right.
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