Back in March of 2007, we brought you the story of an enormous (colossal really) squid, captured by New Zealandish fishermen and brought back for examination at the University of New Zealand. The frozen squid posed challenges for the researchers who realized that it would take so long to thaw that the outer parts would be rotting before the core had even melted (also an appropriate description of my brother Benny’s heart).
Well the marine biologists made their move today, thawing out the colossal squid in a bath of cool water. Had the water been too hot, they were worried it might crack the frozen squid like an ice cube. Yesterday’s reports said the scientists would have only four hours to examine the little tyke before they had to toss him in a formaldehyde bath, thereby ruining any chance of tire sized calamari.
Enjoy the video courtesy of CNN
Thanks to C. Cleveland for making fun of my sleepy bear and sending this along to redeem my credibility.