The colorful results of playing Cypress Hill through a squid


38 Responses to “The colorful results of playing Cypress Hill through a squid”

  1. bo1n6bo1n6 says:

    It’s insane, got no brain.

  2. Kinda can’t wait for the day when I can get these implanted in my face. WHEN IS THE FUTURE?

  3. ChickieD says:

    This reminds me of the kid’s book where the critter can take his spots off and juggle them and stuff.

  4. Egypt Urnash says:

    man I want chromatophores so bad

  5. u89djt says:

    How did the squid feel about this?

  6. Grahamers2002 says:

    Other songs that would have worked just as well:

    8 Arms to Hold You

    I Crush Everything

  7. Gunn says:

    Very cool! If you’d like to see how this wondrous aspect of squid skin would work out as a commercial product, you might read the story Hive Mind Man by me and Rudy Rucker, which Rudy includes in his free downloadable short-story collection. Warning: the story is not particularly *about* the squidskin shirt, so it doesn’t show up until partway through the story. But a complete squidskin shirt demo is eventually delivered.

  8. mrclamo says:

    I think the chromatophors would explode if they tried it with Skrillex…

  9. timquinn says:

    I don’t have the TIME to do the research to know whether or not I should be enjoying this so much. Is that animal alive or dead? 

    • Thor Lassen says:

      I don’t think that they could convince a squid to go along with being zapped by rhythmic electroshocks, so probably dead or incapacitated. It’s like their “dancing cockroach leg experiment”, rip a limb off, and watch it twitch for our amusement. Dr. Frankenstein still pops up now and again.

    • irunbackwards says:

      Someone in the YouTube comments claimed to have read the research study linked and the animals were anesthetized and killed before any hardcore science happened. Take that for what you will, though.

    • Alistair Muldal says:

      For those who feel bad for the squid, I looked up the reference where they describe how they make the prep. Basically they anaesthetise the squid and remove its brain first, so I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t object to their musical taste (or anything much else, for that matter)…

      Source: Neural control of tuneable skin iridescence in squid, Wardil et al 2012, RSPB

  10. beemoh says:

    Pretty sure Windows Media Player does much the same thing with slightly less hassle.

    • David Hall says:

      I believe capturing a squid, acquiring the needed electrodes, and getting a neuroscience degree is less hassle than running Windows.

  11. brillow says:

    More animal toture for viral videos please.  How about plugging an iPod into a cat’s brain and seeing what happens?

    • Foamcow says:

      Knowing cats it would most likely just fuck off somewhere else when you weren’t looking.

    • Adam Saari says:


    • Theranthrope says:

      I’m not sure if you’re concern trolling or are genuinely that ignorant as to how science works “fo’ reals!”

      The experiment itself was not done to just make a Youtube video, but as a way to get kids interested in science, which is something that is desperately needed in the United States.

       While this is an experiment on a actual (anesthetized) living thing, it’s studying an area which is still a bit of a “black box”, as these things cannot be modeled and require animal experimentation, because to paraphrase a Rumsfeld-ism: “there are still many unknown unknowns.”

      • Mochipants says:

         OHHH, okay, so it WAS anesthetized? Are you sure? :/ I also thought this was pretty cruel, especially if the poor thing was just yanked out of the water and zapped with electricity. :/

  12. IndexMe says:

    I can only hope our first alien visitors do not play this song through us. “insane, it’s got no brain! insane in the membrane..” Funny lyrics. Tortured skin not so funny. Though I ate some tasty squid yesterday.. FYI some squid skin is liquid crystal, served as impulse for invention of the LCD display. Maybe not this one but IIRC yariika or such from southern Japan has a reddish skin that will change color when you press it.

  13. Leigh says:

    I like the Radio Shack 277-1008 amplified speaker too.

  14. mobobo says:

    A  future of seafood restaurants letting your prospective meal entertain via light and sound before selection and consumption 

    mmm tasty disco meal

  15. Alex Günther says:

    The video is censored in germany. FUCK YOU, GEMA!

  16. hakuin says:

    I hope they ate it.

  17. Adam Saari says:

    shouldn’t fuck around with animals 

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