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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/28/2005 6:42:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 6:45:55 PM EDT by StormSurge]
I would say the Giant Octopus, because it has more arms
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:44:22 PM EDT
ibtp
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:44:54 PM EDT
They both suck.


But don't squid have that nasty bird-beak mouth?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:45:28 PM EDT
Giant Octopus - it has that poisonious bite
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:46:08 PM EDT
Calamari is scary
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:54:25 PM EDT
Nothing scarier than a bull moose...!

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:54:31 PM EDT
Squid are scarier looking, but octopuses are supposedly really smart.



How about neither?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:25:43 AM EDT
Giant squid are much more aggressive. Their suction cups are also lined with teeth.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:33:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StormSurge:
I would say the Giant Octopus, because it has more arms



Arrr, ye got it all wrong matey!
The Giant Squid is a critter straight from Hell. They've got those two especially long arms ye see. Why I've seen em grab the helmsman right off the stern with one arm and drag a ship to the bottom with the other. Arrrg!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:47:51 AM EDT
Where the hell did this post come from? Watch a discovery channel show or something?
Neiither is scary rather they are very cool!! Giant octopii never really get that big. The squid is much cooler! #1 cause no one has ever actually seen one in the wild alive, they are like the bigfoot of the ocean. But their dead bodiies have washed up as well as the beaks beinig found in whales stomachs. Based on the largest beak found the longest squid is estimated to measure some 50 feet including the two vert long tentacles. They have a huge model iin the NY natural hiistory museum, very cool! and tasty.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:48:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:
Nothing scarier than a bull moose...!

images.usatoday.com/news/_photos/2003/11/12-rosie-inside.jpg



A moose once bit my sister.

Mind you moose bites kan be pretti nasti.....
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:10:46 AM EDT
Between an Octopus and a Squid, I'd have t' say t' squid be t' scariest o' them all. Aye, t' octopus has more legs, but t' sqiud be pure evil. Arrrrr.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:11:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By Noname:
Nothing scarier than a bull moose...!

images.usatoday.com/news/_photos/2003/11/12-rosie-inside.jpg



A moose once bit my sister.

Mind you moose bites kan be pretti nasti.....






Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:14:31 AM EDT
I guess it depends on how they're prepared. Either one could be pretty tough and chewy. I'd be afraid of losing a filling more on the giant squid though...
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:15:28 AM EDT
Squids, the water & land kind
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:49:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StormSurge:
I would say the Giant Octopus, because it has more arms



Arrr!!! Actually, matey, the Giant Squid, she has TEN arms. Eight normal and two long ones for gettin' ye out of the boat!!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:52:56 AM EDT
Really long arms, teeth-lined suckers, and a beak mouth. Straight-up nightmare.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:54:24 AM EDT
Giant squid. I've never heard of a giant octopus eating anyone. Giant squid, on the other hand, have been documented attacking ship's sonar domes and eating sailors drifting at sea.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:59:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 9:00:48 AM EDT
Well we are dicussing this at work now
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:44:52 PM EDT
I would expect the Octopus to be much more dangerous as they are all females.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:25:25 PM EDT

Neither. Everyone knows that the REAL enemy of pirates everywhere is ninjas. Ninjas are far more dangerous than giant squids and giant octopi.

Although, I suppose that if you crossbred a ninja with a giant squid or giant octopi to make some sort of stealth, shuriken-throwing 8-armed monster then that would be the stuff of pirate nightmares...

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:32:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
"Don't get off the boat--never get off the boat!" --Chef, "Apolocalypse Now"



What if you're out of mangoes?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:57:31 PM EDT
The squid are pretty badass. They can grow up to 75 feet long and weigh 1,000 pounds. They also have lots of suction cups filled with razor sharp teeth.

length comparison




Here is a sample of some battle scars left on a Sperm Whale from Architeuthis




Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:04:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By Noname:
Nothing scarier than a bull moose...!

images.usatoday.com/news/_photos/2003/11/12-rosie-inside.jpg



A moose once bit my sister.

Mind you moose bites kan be pretti nasti.....









Also also wik....

Mooses noses wiped by.....

Classic comedy
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:10:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 4:11:38 PM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:16:31 PM EDT
TBK1
That would be correct, you've never heard of an Octocock have you?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:53:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rabon:
TBK1
That would be correct, you've never heard of an Octocock have you?hr


Thanks for that mental image.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:40:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rabon:
TBK1
That would be correct, you've never heard of an Octocock have you?



Bet it's quite popular with the ladies.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:43:34 PM EDT
Mmmm, giant fried calimari or spaghetti con polipo. You're making me hungry.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:46:39 PM EDT
You left off giant PIE, it's much more dangerous than these two.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:45:07 PM EDT
Aye, them squiddies will also spit ink in yer eyes, ye landlubbers be not wise ta that trick!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:52:32 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:56:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By Rabon:
I would expect the Octopus to be much more dangerous as they are all females.



The plural is "octopi"--I guess for a reason.


In that case, wouldn't octopusses make more sense?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:57:12 PM EDT
how about a nicely sized octopussy?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:09:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:18:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 8:19:39 PM EDT by AyeGuy]
This story was in National Geographic, so it must be true:

(From an article on squids)...The author was scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, and was just below the surface when two large squid (bodies about 3 feet in length) glided up out of the depths...both squid spent several several seconds looking him over, then suddenly without warning at the same time they seized him and jetted off into the deep. By the time he was able to escape their grip, he was about 60' down!

Scary! I'll have to dig that article up again...
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 6:43:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
This story was in National Geographic, so it must be true:

(From an article on squids)...The author was scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, and was just below the surface when two large squid (bodies about 3 feet in length) glided up out of the depths...both squid spent several several seconds looking him over, then suddenly without warning at the same time they seized him and jetted off into the deep. By the time he was able to escape their grip, he was about 60' down!

Scary! I'll have to dig that article up again...



I can believe it...about the coordinated attack. Squid "talk" to each other. They have huge eyes and great sight. They can change their skin coloration at will to send messages to eachother. I have no doubt that these two took a look, decided to dine, and then timed their attack together.

Darn aggresive monsters. Looking at those pictures of the teeth-lined suction cups gives me the creeps.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 7:01:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
This story was in National Geographic, so it must be true:

(From an article on squids)...The author was scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, and was just below the surface when two large squid (bodies about 3 feet in length) glided up out of the depths...both squid spent several several seconds looking him over, then suddenly without warning at the same time they seized him and jetted off into the deep. By the time he was able to escape their grip, he was about 60' down!

Scary! I'll have to dig that article up again...



In the Gulf of California there are quite large squid ( around 6 foot ) that have been known to attack fishermen......

I love living in the middle of a desert.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:23:51 PM EDT
A large colony of Giant Octopus live in the wreckage of the old Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Divers visit and interact with them all the time. They are curious animals and sometimes emerge to check out divers up close and personal.

Large squid on the other hand, Humbolt, Giant etc. are VERY, VERY aggressive and frankly the idea of encountering one scares the poop out ot me.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:27:07 PM EDT
squid they are much more aggressive
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:41:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:
Nothing scarier than a bull moose...!

images.usatoday.com/news/_photos/2003/11/12-rosie-inside.jpg



AAAAAHHHHHHH!!! MY EYES!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:54:04 PM EDT
anything with more than four legs needs to be hunted down and killed.
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