Science!: Giant Squid Sex and Whale Nostrils

Wow. Krill smell like boiled cabbage? Eating boiled cabbage every meal for the rest of my life....

I don't wanna be a whale.


"The penis of the squid, which had extended only slightly over the mantle margin, suddenly started to erect, and elongated quickly to 67cm total length, almost the same length as the whole animal."

And now I'm inadequate as a male as well.


Coupled with postselection is the theory of quantum teleportation etc. etc. etc.

And now I can't understand what's supposedly my native language.


Edited to add: I am glad Bruce Schneier's Friday blog posts are seeing use, though.:)

That squid copulation thing sounds like surprise buttsex to me.

Super Jamz:
That squid copulation thing sounds like surprise buttsex to me.

More like surprise-syringe-fulla-sperm-stabbin'.

Lauren Admire:
We're going to discuss an animal that is near and dear to my heart: squids.

Squid are also my favorite sea animal! They are ridiculously cool. (Hyenas win overall as the coolest animals ever)

CitySquirrel:

Lauren Admire:
We're going to discuss an animal that is near and dear to my heart: squids.

Squid are also my favorite sea animal! They are ridiculously cool. (Hyenas win overall as the coolest animals ever)

Pffff, damn Gnoll. :P

Well, that time travel news is great, now means if we put it to use we can document every mystery of life ever. Of course, it must be taken with a pinch of salt, as that theory seems to suggest it would be an AU.

...still, I just don't see the term "hung like a squid" ever catching on.

Dyp100:
Pffff, damn Gnoll. :P

Gnoll shmoll... I'm talking about the real thing. Strongest bite of a land mammal in the world.

Formica Archonis:
Wow. Krill smell like boiled cabbage? Eating boiled cabbage every meal for the rest of my life....

I don't wanna be a whale.


"The penis of the squid, which had extended only slightly over the mantle margin, suddenly started to erect, and elongated quickly to 67cm total length, almost the same length as the whole animal."

And now I'm inadequate as a male as well.

Why don't you go and read about barnacles, I'm sure that will make any feeling of inadequacies to the squid fade away.

Okay, so when I read the title I didn't originally see the "and"

Very different.

Silly monkies, how did they plan on landing without getting hurt? I suppose their escape vehicle was a bear driving a car.

Time travel has always interested me, you could go back and kill yourself father and still remain alive. You would just be creating an alternate timeline where you never exisited that would exist in a parallel space-time next to ours. Or as Lauren may say;

Lauren Admire:
"fancy science magics"

:)

This stuff is always great to hear about, but why are so many of them based around animal sex and sex organs?

Every issue wherein animal sex has been involved it's always the first thing in the title.

So squids have giant Johnsons? Can we start using the phrase "hung like a squid" now?

Karlaxx:
This stuff is always great to hear about, but why are so many of them based around animal sex and sex organs?

Every issue wherein animal sex has been involved it's always the first thing in the title.

Im pretty certain its used to get people's attention and im pretty certain it does.

The title "Whales actually have a sense of smell" doesn't exactly grab people's attention as much as just the word sex.

OP: interesting information, im just curious when bad references will get made.

CitySquirrel:

Dyp100:
Pffff, damn Gnoll. :P

Gnoll shmoll... I'm talking about the real thing. Strongest bite of a land mammal in the world.

REALLY? Oh man, I didn't know that. Guess you learn new things each day. Thanks, man.

Very interesting, and I like how the column titles have been getting weirder and weird. "Giant Squid Sex and Whale Nostrils" sounds like a noir surrealist novel.

Monkeys are so clever. Sooner or later they're going to destroy the Statue of Liberty in front of Chuck Norris.

I want to write a coming of age sitcom about that squid's story. It's going to be write to name it something that doesn't use the word 'boner'.

Grandfather paradoxes are awesome. Ontological paradoxes are so cool, I just copied the entire text of this post from a note I wrote in the future, copying the post I had made, and sent back in time.

ArmorArmadillo:
Okay, so when I read the title I didn't originally see the "and"

Very different.

Please come to Brandname Hall this next Friday to see my new heavy folk death cabaret metal band, Giant Squid Sex Whale Nostrils. It's going to be a blast!

The physics part hurt my head. I'll wait until I have physics class before I try and understand that.

The Rogue Wolf:
...still, I just don't see the term "hung like a squid" ever catching on.

Come now, there's always a chance... for example, if we happened to have a flooding-based apocalypse and everything goes all Water World, I can see "hung like a squid" being far more popular.

Nice article, by the way!

Wow.......just...wow....I can now not unlearn that...x.x

Alar:

The Rogue Wolf:
...still, I just don't see the term "hung like a squid" ever catching on.

Come now, there's always a chance... for example, if we happened to have a flooding-based apocalypse and everything goes all Water World, I can see "hung like a squid" being far more popular.

Nice article, by the way!

I'm sure the Japanese translation is already a well known phrase.

Now there is something new...Learn something new...and, in this terms...squid mating rituals XD Who takaes time to study this XD

Wow! That time travel stuff is just like the UT3 mod Prometheus! Gotta love science magic.

Another reason for me to dislike Squids, first they eat my beloved Mobula and then bam 67cm penis!

For those not in the know, the following is a Mobula
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobula

I will actually be reading that paper on 'Fancy Science Magics' and will report back if even with my Astrophysics degree it makes any sense to me.....Check this space

also largest 'Relative penis in a vertebrate (excluding the ridiculous barnacle.) is an Argentinian Blue Duck which has a penis 4x its body length!

Grayjack:
So squids have giant Johnsons? Can we start using the phrase "hung like a squid" now?

If that phrase ever becomes popular, I'm blaming you.

I don't even believe time exists.
All your time travels are belong to nothingness!

CitySquirrel:

Lauren Admire:
We're going to discuss an animal that is near and dear to my heart: squids.

Squid are also my favorite sea animal! They are ridiculously cool. (Hyenas win overall as the coolest animals ever)

Hyenas always make me think of the ones from Lion King. I just can't take them seriously anymore. Even if one was gnawing at my bones, I'd still be laughing.

Karlaxx:
This stuff is always great to hear about, but why are so many of them based around animal sex and sex organs?

Every issue wherein animal sex has been involved it's always the first thing in the title.

Surprisingly, people tend to be interested in sex. Plus, it's downright cool. Squids inject their partners with semen! Ducks have corkscrew penises! How does it even work with elephants! It's crazy!

Lauren Admire:

Surprisingly, people tend to be interested in sex.

I foresee a special issue focusing on the reasons of porn.

Lauren Admire:

CitySquirrel:

Lauren Admire:
We're going to discuss an animal that is near and dear to my heart: squids.

Squid are also my favorite sea animal! They are ridiculously cool. (Hyenas win overall as the coolest animals ever)

Hyenas always make me think of the ones from Lion King. I just can't take them seriously anymore. Even if one was gnawing at my bones, I'd still be laughing.

It always brings joy to my heart remembering the laugh of a cartoon hyena.

so in simplest terms...you can't screw up history...technically speaking...oh gosh x.0 any more details? haha

Lauren Admire:
Ducks have corkscrew penises!

And are the only species to have been videoed by scientists indulging in the act of homosexual necrophilia. Uh, the ducks I mean, not the scientists.

Rasputin1:

Grayjack:
So squids have giant Johnsons? Can we start using the phrase "hung like a squid" now?

If that phrase ever becomes popular, I'm blaming you.

Hey, someone else already said that before me.

So wait the Bowhead whale can breathe under water?

Solemn Soup:
So wait the Bowhead whale can breathe under water?

They can't smell underwater, but they can smell scents in the air while surfacing. Cetaceans have olfactory bulbs that are reduced or entirely gone, but the bowhead whale has a pretty large olfactory bulb - about the size of a baboon's, in a bulb to brain weight ratio.

Lauren Admire:

Solemn Soup:
So wait the Bowhead whale can breathe under water?

They can't smell underwater, but they can smell scents in the air while surfacing. Cetaceans have olfactory bulbs that are reduced or entirely gone, but the bowhead whale has a pretty large olfactory bulb - about the size of a baboon's, in a bulb to brain weight ratio.

Wow you know your stuff, that must be a nice luxury for a sea animal, being able to come up for air get to smell it.

Grayjack:

Rasputin1:

Grayjack:
So squids have giant Johnsons? Can we start using the phrase "hung like a squid" now?

If that phrase ever becomes popular, I'm blaming you.

Hey, someone else already said that before me.

Hung like a Squid

That's right, folks. You heard it on The Escapist first!

So... If I'm understanding the time travel fairy-dust theory correctly, going back in time won't alter our own perceived version of existence, but could in fact still create an altered new parallel time line where the effect would be felt...? And if a person could go back in time and they did alter the past and returned to the present, would they be returning to the time line they originated in, or would they return within the new time line... I think I need to go take a couple xanax and lie down now...

 

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