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HAPPY #cephalopodweek!

Imagine how many of these Colossal Squid versus Sperm Whale battles take place every year. Take a guess–a dozen, two dozen? I think you will be just as surprised by the answer as was I. 185 more words

Cape Ann Wildlife


Giapo is well-known as ‘ice-cream heaven’ and as one of Auckland’s best dessert locations.  A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to get a BTS tour of the luxe new parlour and ‘laboratory’ on Gore Street, which has opened after they out-grew their previous location. 298 more words


The REALLY Giant Squid- What to do When all the Big Sounding Animal Names are Taken

The system for naming animals has produced some fascinating results. Whoever discovers a species gets to name it, which seems only fair really, but it does mean that the moniker with which the particular creature will forever be branded is totally up to the whims of whichever scientist happened across it first. 1,670 more words


Culann's Hound 21: Son of Lugh

Cúchulainn’s famous spear, the gáe bolg or “spear of mortal pain,” was made from the bone of a sea monster, Coinchenn, which perished in combat with another leviathan of the deep, Curruid. 928 more words


Album Review: Adam Betts – Colossal Squid

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but 2016 has been a crazy year, stockpiling nightmarish news items as if they were Cold War-era plutonium, the fabric of reality slipping away as dramatically as if it had plunged down one of those death slides. 513 more words

Birthday Cake For Breakfast

Adam Betts dishing up 'Colossal Squid' at Servant’s Jazz Quarters

Adam Betts will be celebrating the release of his debut album, ‘Colossal Squid’, with a special show at Servant’s Jazz Quarters on 29 November.

Betts, a member of Brian Eno’s favourite London experimentalists Three Trapped Tigers, originally wrote, developed, and recorded the LP in various London studios. 269 more words

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