Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'll remember next year

October 8th was International Cephalopod Awareness Day, and I missed it! This is terrible. I am a big fan of Giant (and even Colossal) Squid, and of course the Pacific Northwest is home to the rare and wonderful Tree Octopus. We like octopi so much we have an octopus count every year. There are giant octopi here as well (and those things can take on sharks!).

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jason said...

Thanks. I didn't know about the octopus census. Neat.

Also, pedantically speaking, it's octopuses.

7:28 PM, October 11, 2007  
Anonymous BillT said...

"Some folks pronouce it sefalopod, others say kefalopod."

The rest of us call it scungil' and calamari.

By the way, the alternate theory on the increasing scarcity of the PNW Tree Octopus is that Cthulhu thought they were his kids and sent them packing to Wash U at R'lyah for their undergraduate studies -- when they kept slurring "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh wgah'nagl fhtagn," he reduced them to their component atoms and e-mailed them to The New Republic, where they're working as researchers...

12:36 PM, October 12, 2007  

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