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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 08:02:21 PM  
Bubbie! Noooooooooooo!
 
2012-10-11 08:14:22 PM  
Its a streetlight.
 
2012-10-11 08:20:25 PM  
i212.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-11 08:28:47 PM  
www.popfi.com
 
2012-10-11 08:29:48 PM  
Ask it a question and shake it!
 
2012-10-11 08:38:58 PM  

brap: Ask it a question and shake it!


i212.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-11 08:39:08 PM  
or a blue whale.
 
2012-10-11 08:43:29 PM  
I may never swim in the ocean again.
 
2012-10-11 08:50:34 PM  
Sees what you did there.
 
2012-10-11 10:45:53 PM  
Washing up eyeballs, I want you to know!
Girl is so groovy, I want you to know!
 
2012-10-11 10:47:22 PM  
It's a marlin's eye.
 
2012-10-11 10:48:27 PM  
I would've hated to be the poor fark that found that.
 
2012-10-11 10:48:29 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [www.popfi.com image 239x200]


Came here for this, leaving happy.
 
2012-10-11 10:51:39 PM  
Marlin or Tuna.
 
2012-10-11 10:51:53 PM  
You found it! I've been looking everywhere for it.

Been keeping an eye out for it...
 
2012-10-11 10:51:54 PM  
It would make a wicked ashtray.
 
2012-10-11 10:52:34 PM  
I hate to see the shoes that came with that

/BC
 
2012-10-11 10:52:57 PM  
If it washed up from Cuba, it will promptly be granted asylum, and run for state senator.
 
2012-10-11 10:54:51 PM  
Is it another dog chew toy?
 
2012-10-11 10:54:58 PM  
I'll go with "Giant Squid Eye"

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
 
2012-10-11 10:56:27 PM  
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?
 
2012-10-11 10:57:14 PM  
Here in China, that's known as a special desert treat.
 
2012-10-11 10:58:30 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-11 10:59:45 PM  
Paperweight.
 
2012-10-11 11:00:23 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

Or the World is Ending.....
 
2012-10-11 11:01:17 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks that looks yummy? I am. Okay. Um, I'll just head back over to the politics tab....
 
2012-10-11 11:01:53 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Somebody found my eye, hey Dude?
 
2012-10-11 11:02:14 PM  

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?


"Oh, that huge eyeball? We didn't care. Figured it's probably something we already know about. So we threw it away. Why do you ask?"
 
2012-10-11 11:02:30 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-11 11:03:15 PM  

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


I'd eat it. Eyes are good if you get the lens off first.

/lives in China
//Eats everything
 
2012-10-11 11:04:23 PM  
I thought the headline sounded familiar. From the Gawker article, "Among the theories currently being floated: A giant squid, a whale, or a very large swordfish. Or Cthulhu."
 
2012-10-11 11:04:32 PM  
Wheatley?!

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-11 11:05:01 PM  
Well let me be the first to welcome our new .... Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
 
2012-10-11 11:06:29 PM  
Ocean Sunfish, or Mola Mola they call 'em these days.
 
2012-10-11 11:06:59 PM  
Squid
 
2012-10-11 11:07:05 PM  
OH GODS. THE SECRET WORLD IS NOT JUST A GAME!

SAVE ME TEMPLARS!!!!

images.wikia.com
 
2012-10-11 11:08:32 PM  
Yeah, I'm going with some kind of billfish eye
 
2012-10-11 11:09:14 PM  
i1-games.softpedia-static.com
 
2012-10-11 11:12:24 PM  
futureprospects.files.wordpress.com

Jay tey dey toh buca
 
2012-10-11 11:13:36 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: [futureprospects.files.wordpress.com image 400x175]

Jay tey dey toh buca


Nay, tey don't.
 
2012-10-11 11:14:08 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: [futureprospects.files.wordpress.com image 400x175]

Jay tey dey toh buca


carbon111.com

Please do not be alarmed.

We are about to engage...the nozzle.

Please do not move while the nozzle is engaging.

Moving will disrupt calibration of...the nozzle.

Please wait while we calibrate...the nozzle.

Please do not look away from...the nozzle.

The nozzle is now calibrating.

The nozzle is still calibrating.

The nozzle has completed calibration.

Thank you.
 
2012-10-11 11:18:17 PM  

loki see loki do: Ocean Sunfish, or Mola Mola they call 'em these days.


Those things freak me the hell out I can barely look at a picture of one
 
2012-10-11 11:18:52 PM  

BronyMedic: OH GODS. THE SECRET WORLD IS NOT JUST A GAME!

SAVE ME TEMPLARS!!!!

[images.wikia.com image 300x436]


Ur-Draug is watching you decontaminate.
 
2012-10-11 11:20:07 PM  

scalpod: BronyMedic: OH GODS. THE SECRET WORLD IS NOT JUST A GAME!

SAVE ME TEMPLARS!!!!

[images.wikia.com image 300x436]

Ur-Draug is watching you decontaminate.


And the sad thing is that punching out Cthulu's unholy spawn is the happiest thing you'll do in a game that features child murder and human sacrifice.
 
2012-10-11 11:21:37 PM  
The eye came from the well known Sandy Duncan whale.
 
2012-10-11 11:24:44 PM  
It looks like one of those huge jaw breakers. At least the outside of it looks like it has the same candy coating. Not willing to test it out tho...
 
2012-10-11 11:26:28 PM  

AfroX: Well let me be the first to welcome our new .... Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
 
2012-10-11 11:27:34 PM  

skinink: The eye came from the well known Sandy Duncan whale.


Hey cat, making one eye jokes ain't kosher.

/scuse me, I gortta meet Joey and Frank at the craps table
 
2012-10-11 11:29:21 PM  
OWWWW!
collider.com
 
2012-10-11 11:29:35 PM  
www.bakotopia.com 

It's been missing since 1975.
 
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



encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com 


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!
 
2012-10-12 03:03:24 PM  

loki see loki do: 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.


Ditto.

Very odd and creepy, and completely unhuman.
 
2012-10-12 03:57:21 PM  

Znuh: Seriously made me remember this from Space: 1999

[www.space1999.net image 720x526]

Scared the living crap out of me.


Looks like they copied the creatures from "The Green Slime".
 
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