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U-Haul Giant Squid

Clem

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Howdy folks,

Who would've thunk that one of the more accurate and literate online pages about Architeuthis would be produced by U-Haul? (For those unfamiliar with the company, U-Haul provides moving van and truck rentals for the consumer market.) I'd once seen a U-Haul truck with a big old giant squid emblazoned on the side panel, and was delighted to find that the U-Haul site not only features the graphic but provides an excellent primer on our pal Architeuthis.

U-Haul's Giant Squid (click here)

The text does perpetuate the discredited 60-foot maximum length figure (I've sent U-Haul a gentle note) but is quite good in most other respects, and reproduces two old photographs of stranded giant squid, presumably taken on Newfoundland beaches, that I'd not seen before. One of them appears to be different angle of the enigmatic "Holyrood Architeuthis" that Phil turned up last year, a dead giant arranged on wooden planks on a rocky beach. The U-Haul hosted pic shows the animal with its arms held up by bystanders.

Cheers to U-Haul for embracing an opportunity to educate the moving public.

Clem
 

Jean

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Nice Clem........I wonder if we could persuade Budget rentals here to do the same?...........................maybe a messie???? Or the enigmatic Dr. SOS?????????????

J
 

Phil

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Clem,

Do you have a copy of the original 'Holyrood Architeuthis' picture stored anywhere? I lost mine when my computer crash earlier this year wiped all my old files. If so, please could you send it to me and I'll reinstate it it the old thread.

Thanks.
 

Clem

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Hello Phil,

I do not have a copy of your original Holyrood squid photo. The one site that I know used to host it is no longer in existence.

Sadly,
Clem
 

Clem

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Tintenfisch said:
:mad: Don't make me put the beard on and come over there.
Chrono,

Avast, lad, don't be pullin' the lanyard on yer gun 'til her beard be ticklin' ye. Then: repel that boardin' wench with grapeshot, aye.

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Who knew?

Clem
 

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