Daniel Farias

16th March 2012

Photo reblogged from NPR with 569 notes

npr:

Just how giant are a giant squid’s eyes? It’s a question that’s vexed scientists for a long time, given that giant squids are rarely found while still alive. Then researchers tracked down a picture of a dying giant squid taken in 1981. In the photo, there’s a fuel hose crossing the eye’s pupil. The researchers used the size of this standard hose to calculate the eye’s dimensions. The whole unblinking eye was about 10.5 inches across; the pupil was about 3.5 inches across. -@acarvin

fuuuuck, that’s cool 

npr:

Just how giant are a giant squid’s eyes? It’s a question that’s vexed scientists for a long time, given that giant squids are rarely found while still alive. Then researchers tracked down a picture of a dying giant squid taken in 1981. In the photo, there’s a fuel hose crossing the eye’s pupil. The researchers used the size of this standard hose to calculate the eye’s dimensions. The whole unblinking eye was about 10.5 inches across; the pupil was about 3.5 inches across. -@acarvin

fuuuuck, that’s cool 

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    my sentiments exactly.
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    this is really creepy and ugly oAo
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    Simpson’s Kang and Kodos were based on real beings :)
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    Wow! It looks incredibly fake!
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    MATH IS AWESOME
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    The better to see you…
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    WHAT THE FUCK. squids are so effin gross lookin
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    Beastality.
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    Just how giant are a giant squid’s eyes? It’s a question that’s vexed scientists for a long time, given that giant...
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    that’s…. kinda big.
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    Welcome to Hell.
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    creepy
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