Friday Cephalopod: I am not a number, I am a free cuttlefish! » « How good teachers handle cell phone situations Also, it’s attractive and stylish This patent was filed 94 years ago. Surely by now they’re in mass production. Where can I buy one? I’d kind of like to retire to the ocean floor today. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Friday Cephalopod: I am not a number, I am a free cuttlefish! » « How good teachers handle cell phone situations
It never went into production. The inventor was eaten by a competitor in a sperm whale suit.
PZ Myers says
New patent: same suit, equipped with harpoons.
I’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’s garden in the shade
He’d let us in, knows where we’ve been
In his octopus’s garden in the shade
I know it’s small consolation, but maybe you could get this instead:
(see the 6th pillow design)
That explains my weird trick-or-treaters.
Looks a bit cramped for retirement. How does one make the tentacles move?
Tsk – that’s easy; by attaching a box fan to the base of each one, of course!
Now, controlling how they move, that’s another story….
That’s just the one (or two, if you very friendly) “roadster” shuttle-craft version. Rather fun to zoom around in (the jets are quite powerful), but not much ink and a tendency to get eaten by Sperm Whales. The mobile habitat version — built in a factory in the center of the Greenland ice cap (the ice is hollow for a reason) — is large enough to accommodate a fleet of Sperm Whales in its interior dock, and of course, has lasers mounted on its tentacles. It’s faster than you might think, and the main problem is that, at speed, it has sufficient momentum so that when it collides with a seamount, the mountain looses. That’s embarrassing, especially if the seamount happens to be a volcano…
The “person” missing from the first sentence @8 was eaten by a Sperm Whale. Yeah, that’s it. No proofredding mesteak her e…
In all honesty, that looks horrifying and very unsafe.
Grandpa used to own one. It was our favourite toy. We used to invite other kids over for a swim and introduce them to grandpa when they first went underwater. Well, until that one time…
Rich Woods says
That costume must be how they were able to shoot the giant octopus fight scene in the film ‘Bullshot Crummond’.
Bullshot: Well, I just modulated my voice until it sounded like the hunting call of the sperm whale, and that forced the octopus to release us and flee.
Rosemary: Oh, Bullshot!
No can do. You’re obligated through the end of this semester and the next. Maybe in June.