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(NPR)   Unidentified, softball-sized eyeball washes up on a beach in Florida. Possibilities are a giant squid, Godzilla, or Cthulhu   (npr.org) divider line 102
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2012-10-11 11:32:46 PM
jaytkay

Sleep tight.
 
2012-10-11 11:33:52 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 11:35:46 PM

Do the needful: [www.bakotopia.com image 640x356] 

It's been missing since 1975.


gah! i forgot how much that scene creeps me out.
 
2012-10-11 11:36:27 PM

0Icky0: Here in China, that's known as a special desert treat.


It will also cure any disease of the eye, heighten sight in general, and of course increase virility of Chinese businessmen.
 
2012-10-11 11:38:26 PM
images.travelerstoday.com
 
2012-10-11 11:38:47 PM
lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-10-11 11:41:15 PM

LesserEvil: I'll go with "Giant Squid Eye"

[newswatch.nationalgeographic.com image 500x375]


I second that.
 
2012-10-11 11:41:25 PM
/sigh



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fookin' slackers.......
 
2012-10-11 11:48:44 PM
dvdmedia.ign.com
 
2012-10-11 11:53:10 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-12 12:03:13 AM
The undersea Sauron has been vanquished. It's obvious.
 
2012-10-12 12:06:22 AM
www.torchwood.org.uk

It's super-sized Dogon (Dugong, perhaps?) Sixth eye...
 
2012-10-12 12:06:33 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's a marlin's eye.


Not a marlin. The pupil is round, not oblong.
 
2012-10-12 12:15:13 AM
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-12 12:17:00 AM
X ray the sucker. If it's got sclerotic rings we can ID it as fish, if it's got little calcified sclera we can identify it as cephalopod. I'm leaning less towards squid and more towards mola...
 
2012-10-12 12:17:09 AM
BP: the gift that just keeps on giving.
 
2012-10-12 12:18:15 AM
Some extremely large tentacled creature washed up in the 1880s on some Florida coast and it was about 8 feet thick and one sucker on one tentacle was12 inches across. They kept it in alcohol snd someone got the idea of DNA testing it. It was an octopus that had become the apex predator because of all the whaling and the fact they don't have an upper size limit and as long as they eat they grow and at that size it could eat anything short of a sperm whale.
 
2012-10-12 12:18:23 AM
IÄ! IÄ!
 
2012-10-12 12:22:41 AM
i168.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-12 12:45:02 AM
...And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man and that man, he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces...

Or maybe you rip the shark to pieces.Just be sure to leave the eye.So it'll wash up on some beach and teach some kid a lesson about sharks.Now where's me rum.
 
2012-10-12 12:55:45 AM

WordsnCollision: [dvdmedia.ign.com image 480x360]


Which episode is this? I would like to watch it.
 
2012-10-12 12:57:14 AM
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-12 12:58:32 AM
All the best have been taken, so I'll just say:

"Hello, hunams!!!"
 
2012-10-12 01:03:26 AM
I'm gonna go on record as saying swordfish.
 
2012-10-12 01:08:09 AM
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-12 01:10:15 AM

KrispyKritter: BP: the gift that just keeps on giving.


Except that it washed up on the east coast of Florida, not the gulf coast.
 
2012-10-12 01:12:44 AM
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-12 01:23:08 AM
www.scenicreflections.com
 
2012-10-12 01:28:16 AM
 
2012-10-12 01:35:27 AM

God-is-a-Taco: It will also cure any disease of the eye, heighten sight in general, and of course increase virility of Chinese businessmen.


As if they could possibly get any more virile.
 
2012-10-12 01:36:34 AM

Weaver95: I may never swim in the ocean again.


You mean you were before now?
 
2012-10-12 01:38:16 AM

AssAsInAssassin: You found it! I've been looking everywhere for it.

Been keeping an eye out for it...


userserve-ak.last.fm
Would like a word, after breakfast at the Kiev.
 
2012-10-12 01:38:54 AM

WordsnCollision: [dvdmedia.ign.com image 480x360]


Damn, that's the way-back machine! Loved that movie.
 
2012-10-12 01:51:08 AM
www.theporkchopexpress.com 

What the hell is that???!!!
 
2012-10-12 01:55:35 AM

ChuckyV: [i168.photobucket.com image 287x216]


the_chief: [www.theporkchopexpress.com image 300x279] 

What the hell is that???!!!


My heroes!
 
2012-10-12 02:29:44 AM
 
2012-10-12 02:51:45 AM
Seriously made me remember this from Space: 1999

www.space1999.net

Scared the living crap out of me.
 
2012-10-12 03:03:14 AM
Gigantic mermaid. I will not be fooled!
 
2012-10-12 03:10:07 AM

Znuh: Seriously made me remember this from Space: 1999

[www.space1999.net image 720x526]

Scared the living crap out of me.


www.fanboy.com
 
2012-10-12 06:00:39 AM

Nuclear Monk: Ok...so it's pretty neat and all, but...why does it need to be studied/identified? Is there honestly a belief it belongs to godzilla, and at best, aren't they really only going to say it's either something completely mundane or that they have no idea what it is?

Is there a sea creature eye identification chart out there somewhere they are going to consult?


Yes, yes there is.

"Wave your tentacles if you can read the bottom line. No? try the next one up..."
 
2012-10-12 06:02:15 AM

Smackledorfer: Deman: Nuclear Monk: Ok...so it's pretty neat and all, but...why does it need to be studied/identified? Is there honestly a belief it belongs to godzilla, and at best, aren't they really only going to say it's either something completely mundane or that they have no idea what it is?

Is there a sea creature eye identification chart out there somewhere they are going to consult?

Probably hope that it doesn't match any of the gigantic marine species we already know about, suggesting that we have yet to discover another creature of Leviathanic proportions.

Or, in the case of squid/octopus, some evidence that they get bigger than we've seen. Afaik we've seen bigger scars on sperm whales than would match recorded collosal squid.

We see something new every time we take a peek down there.

Also, living under the sea is the solution to all of my problems. I can't wait for gills.


Afaik, the recent thinking is the whale got the scars while younger, then they stretched as it grew.

I hope they're wrong about that, personally :)
 
2012-10-12 07:15:18 AM

Smackledorfer: Also, living under the sea is the solution to all of my problems. I can't wait for gills.


img.photobucket.com
Approves.
 
2012-10-12 07:36:11 AM

Smackledorfer: Also, living under the sea is the solution to all of my problems. I can't wait for gills


So you're saying life is better down where it's wetter?

\do-do-do do do do-do do do do, do-do-do do do do-do do do
\\Sorry, couldn't resist :)
 
2012-10-12 08:22:00 AM
Wonder if they poked it with a stick.
 
2012-10-12 09:07:03 AM

Znuh: Seriously made me remember this from Space: 1999

[www.space1999.net image 720x526]

Scared the living crap out of me.


That one scared me too.
 
2012-10-12 09:08:56 AM

Deep Contact: Wonder if they poked it with a stick.


Heck yeah!
 
2012-10-12 09:33:17 AM

Allen. The end.: All the best have been taken, so I'll just say:

"Hello, hunams!!!"


Have you made a strategic retreat to Pluto?

Hey! How did you escape from the shield?

/ Roomate many years ago had a pet fiddler crab we called Fwiffo.
//my vote is Ur-Quan eye
 
2012-10-12 12:19:53 PM
the ocean thought it unfair that the hill's have eyes
 
2012-10-12 01:01:23 PM
Blue eye. Baby lost blue eye
 
2012-10-12 01:58:16 PM

ObscureNameHere: Allen. The end.: All the best have been taken, so I'll just say:

"Hello, hunams!!!"

Have you made a strategic retreat to Pluto?

Hey! How did you escape from the shield?

/ Roomate many years ago had a pet fiddler crab we called Fwiffo.
//my vote is Ur-Quan eye


You made my day!
 
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