A giant 26 foot long squid was recently caught on film attacking Tokyo.
Oops. Sorry. I misread.
A giant squid was filmed in its natural habitat by team led by Japanese scientist Tsunemi Kubodera, from the National Science Museum in Tokyo as it was devouring something 3,000 feet deep off the coast of Japan.
I misread. When I saw “giant monster”, “Tokyo” and “filmed” I just assumed it was stepping on cars, topping buildings and karate chopping bridges.
Apparently this Kubodera guy has been trying to film this giant squid for the better part of eight years and he has finally done it, ironically right off the coast of Japan, precisely where one would expect to find a giant sea monster.
"This is the first time a full-grown, healthy squid has been sighted in its natural environment in deep water." Kubodera said.
"We believe this is the first time a grown giant squid has been captured on camera in its natural habitat," said Kyoichi Mori, a marine researcher who co-authored a piece that was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences about this abomination.
Well that is a safe assumption since the only reason we know that they exist is when one of their tentacles washes up on a beach or one attacks a ship and swallows it whole.
People have been talking about giant squid since the ancient Greeks.
Some squid have reportedly been as long as 66 feet.
Their eyes are over a foot tall and males have penises that are almost 3 feet long.
Although the Greeks had written about these things thousands of years prior the first modern age recording of such a creature was in 1873 when one attacked a minister and a young boy in a dory in Bell Island, Newfoundland.
What the hell a minister was doing alone with a little boy in a boat I will leave up to the historians to debate.