Mar 29 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Our cunning plan exposed


This pretty pink photo that accompanied the article has nothing at all to do with the contents; this can’t be the species involved. But that’s appropriate to the devious nature of the story.

A squid was caught in China that had swallowed a three pound bomb — a live explosive that was later detonated by the local bomb squad.

Just keep that in mind next time you order calamari. If you hear a loud boom from the kitchen, you’ll know the suicide squid have struck again.


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  1. 1

    Ok, two obvious questions, the second of which maybe PeeZed (Australian model) can help with:
    - where did it find it?
    - why on earth would it swallow it?

  2. 2

    bortedwards, you’d get your answers by clicking the link to the article.

  3. 3


    A) Find it? More likely constructed it in an inky undersea lair.

    B) If it were an octopus, I’d say revenge. But as it was a squid, probably just stupidly messing around. Now, a cuttlefish… first small steps toward world domination. And might be pulling the strings behind those easily manipulated squid…

  4. 4

    Some bureaucrat somewhere made a tiny spelling mistake, they were meant to deploy the bomb squad

    /how very Brazilian

  5. 5

    Another Dr. Evil plot involving squid with frickin’ bombs in their bellies foiled by Austin Powers.

  6. 6

    Kamikaze Calamari?
    Suicide Squid?
    Manned Missile Mullusk?
    Help me out.

  7. 7

    Aren’t squid supposed to be very intelligent? How smart is it to swallow a bomb?

  8. 8

    Wait a sec. A three pound, rusty bomb? Do squid feed off the bottom?

  9. 9

    I suspect shenanigans. I thought squid actually had very tiny gullets, much smaller than their beaks, and so they must rip out tiny bits of flesh to swallow them. I do not see how even a largish squid, as this was, could swallow a 3 lb bomb.

  10. 10
    Argle Bargle

    Every so often some farmer in northern France gets killed when his plow hits an artillery shell left over from World War One.

  11. 11

    bittys @ 4, have a sniny new internets.

  12. 12

    The Cephalopocalypse has begun.
    I welcome our Weaponized Squid Overlords

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