Prepare yourself.


The Te Papa Museum of New Zealand has a new specimen locked in a vault: a colossal squid that will be thawed and dissected (they think!) on streaming video.

Here is the necromantic chamber.


Wait! No protective runes, no array of emergency thuribles, no pentagram, no mysterious idols of jade and obsidian? This may not go well.


  1. #1 Tim H.
    September 12, 2014

    Now we know where Bob Howard needs to be next Tuesday…

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  3. #3 Robert Sneddon
    September 20, 2014

    I presume they kept the deep fryer and the sushi knives conveniently out of shot for that picture.

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