Strange squid with human-like "teeth"


37 Responses to “Strange squid with human-like "teeth"”

  1. Marshall says:

    Cthulhu would be so proud!

  2. bouncybouncy says:

    Why do I imagine it singing “Hello My Baby”?

  3. Stefan Jones says:

    It’s a prairie squid!

  4. bouncybouncy says:

    Why do I imagine it singing “Hello My Baby”?

  5. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Chaser? Here you go.

  6. Archipictor says:

    I think the stars are right… It’s time to prepare for coming of the Great Old Ones… Their servants are surfacing… Ia ia!

  7. waugsqueke says:

    I wonder if it smiles.

  8. karin says:

    I e-mailed the professor who took this photo because i really wanted to know what these “human-like” teeth were made of…and he said the following:

    “The “teeth” in the photograph of the squid are caused by folds in the lips. The lips consist of soft, fleshy tissue that surrounds the beaks. The full ring of the lips is not visible in the photograph, just the top and bottom of the ring which gives the impression of upper and lower sets of teeth. Also the beaks cannot be seen as they are dark and the exposure was made for the lighter tissues. It had never occurred to me that the lips could be interpreted as teeth. I’m traveling at the moment; when I return to Hawaii, I’ll add something to the figure caption to clarify this.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Best wishes,

  9. Sam the Duck says:

    Someone please Goatse this now. I’m at work, so I can’t.

  10. Dirk says:

    Ugh, this sends shivers down my spine for some reason….

  11. MonkeyFez says:

    That is so much more disturbing than I can deal with today.

  12. Cpt. Tim says:

    Ia! Ia!

  13. ernie says:

    They reproduce by latching into the face of a suitable host and depositing their embryo in the digestive tract.

  14. BattyMcDougall says:


  15. anthropomorphictoast says:

    Life Cycle Stage: Immature? I wonder how big the adult ones are… o.o

  16. BIZKeT says:

    Looks like something out of a Tool video. I wonder how it tastes…

  17. halfvenus says:

    This will show up in the next anti-choice film. I just know it.

  18. Mim says:

    Not to mention the other end of it looks rather lewd…

  19. dmduncan says:

    I say FIRE Katie Couric and have that thing deliver the evening news!

  20. erindipity says:

    Looks like the work of eclectech :)

  21. abq halsey says:


  22. pr10n says:

    Human-like “teeth”? Well maybe, if the squid is from England. Oh!

  23. Michael D says:

    Thanks for the nightmare fodder! I’d been running short on disturbing Tagesrest.

  24. halfsquatch says:

    I’m calling it a Busey Squid

  25. vsm says:

    gee, i think it’s dang cute.

  26. Dirk says:

    @14: Ah! I need a unicorn chaser!!!!

  27. Halloween Jack says:

    New truism: Life imitates Worth1000.

  28. mellowknees says:

    omg I cannot stop looking at this. You guys really need to post something cute and cuddly (and I’m not talking about a squirrel with spider legs) to counteract this. Thanks for the nightmares!

  29. Chevan says:

    >>Strange squid with human-like “teeth”

    You could easily substitute the name of any omnivorous/herbivorous animal for “human” in that sentence.

    Yes, it’s odd that it has teeth that seem to be adapted for grinding rather than pinching/biting, but it’s a stretch to say they’re “human-like.”

  30. V says:

    Ha – terrifying inch-long monsters of the deep…

    note from the g/f, who studied squids in a previous lifetime:

    “I think that’s an illusion. Squid have sharp beaks, and i think that the ‘teeth’ are really soft tissue (like suckers or something) that are striped and make it look like a nice smile.”

  31. tangerined says:

    vagina dentata… it lives

  32. NE2d says:

    My god that is horrifying. If this doesn’t merit a unicorn chaser, I don’t know what does.

  33. Jennifer Emick says:

    It’s a dalek…

  34. Anonymous says:

    cant you all see it the teeth are squared but will grow longer and rub against each othe making them sharp and it will grow much larger the 2 larger tenticals are for breaking the smaller, for grabing. the common name for it nowadays would be Kracken, or leviathan

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