General29 Apr 2008 07:41 pm

Further on the topic of googly eyes, have you checked out a humboldt squid’s eye?

I’m not even gonna get into how crazy it’s beak is. These dudes are frightening; the original giant squid. Smart, fast, nasty and of course, great eyesight.

I became really obsessed with them about the same time the tentacle face dude started appearing in the Pirate of the Caribbean movies, so those movies really scared the crap out of me.  I also once watched this fishing show about catching them and the fisherman said their worst nightmare was to get pulled into frothing water full of these things.

I recommend you wiki them to find out more; they are horrid.

One Response to “Gah!”

  1. on 29 Apr 2008 at 9:41 pm 32-P

    Gah indeed! (And synchronicity… one of the first things I painted at my local ceramic store when I moved here was a mug with a Humboldt squid on it! Followed, of course, by one with a gulper eel. I’m taking suggestions on what my next deep-sea nasty mug should be.) I think I saw the same show you’re talking about… one of the divers got mugged by a Humboldt, it beat him up and stole his camera and diving light. They were trying to portray them as misunderstood gentle giants of the deep, but by the end of the show, they were all like, “Ah, screw it, these bastards are just evil.” 😀