Cephalopod Awareness Day Alert #1

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Here's the first volley of cephalopod recognition posts I've received. Do send me more, and I'll put them up later. Do me a favor and put "Cephalopod Awareness" in your subject line so I can sort them out more easily.

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I have been collecting links to all the birthday wishes that were posted for PZ so everyone can enjoy them (yes, things are a little crazy at the moment because I have a job interview today, too). If I have missed the link to your birthday wish, please do send it to me so I can add it to the list…
I approve this plan. A number of researchers have gotten together and worked out a grand strategy for sequencing the genomes of a collection of cephalopods. This involves surveying the phylogeny of cephalopods and trying to pick species to sample that adequately cover the diversity of the group,…
More cephalopods are being celebrated everywhere. Send me more! Cephalopod eyes, and a question: Does your god like octopuses more than men? I don't know about you, but any gods I might have would be cold and cruel and regard us both with unheeding contempt. A tentacled bra? For belly dancing?…
We have another round of cephalopodic loveliness. Send me more! Chris Clarke contemplates the word "sepia". Why chiropractors shouldn't mess around with invertebrates. Kevin submits the ubiquitous octopus vs. shark movie. How can something so cute be angry? (Oh, man, I hear that one all the…

I saw some people on Facebook changing their profile pictures into cephlapods...

A word in favour of dried squid...

One of my students used to bring bags of shredded dried squid to lab meeting. I was the only one who would eat it, and I did find it rather addictive. A bit like squid-flavoured chewing gum, but once the flavour was gone you could swallow it and reach for another piece.

Nutrition-wise I suspect it's mainly collagen - how else could it be so tough?

cephalopod worship, for some reason, involves scantily clad women.

Well, clothes would get caught in their beaks...

By David Harmon (not verified) on 10 Oct 2007 #permalink