Important Cephalopod News

Many thanks to Ruth Bosch for drawing to my attention a sea-creature headline almost as enticing as Porpoises Rescue Dick Van Dyke. This one is

Giant prehistoric krakens may have sculpted self-portraits using ichthyosaur bones

Read all about it here. Those pesky giant krakens! You never know what they’ll get up to next!


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  1. Japanese researcher Chonosuke Okamura had the theory that the Earth’s species have not been evolving, they are just becoming larger over time. He had far more evidence for his theory than Professor McMenamin has for his kraken: many, many photographs of the fossilized “proto-mini-men” he discovered with his microscope. It won him the 1996 Ig Nobel Prize for biodiversity research.

    There ought to be a Dobson Prize for racing away from reality and into print with the first impression that comes into ones head. Away fast, and away somewhere mind-boggling. Professor Mark McMenamin would definitely qualify for the Dobson Prize this year.

    (Just to be clear, that was a demand in the form of a suggestion.)

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