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(io9)   Ancient fossil reveals that Cthulhu really did live on Earth 500 million years ago. Here comes the science you hope is really, really wrong   (io9.com) divider line 42
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2013-02-28 09:58:43 AM
That's....not really scary at all, especially considering what else lived in the oceans back then. Hell there's scarier stuff than that in our oceans RIGHT NOW.
 
2013-02-28 10:04:20 AM
Looks like it would be delicious with a little garlic and drawn butter.  Maybe some of those Cheddar Bay biscuits.
 
2013-02-28 10:05:13 AM

scottydoesntknow: That's....not really scary at all, especially considering what else lived in the oceans back then. Hell there's scarier stuff than that in our oceans RIGHT NOW.


Stop, you're scaring Zoidberg!

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2013-02-28 10:07:46 AM
These people fail at Lovecraft references.  Cthulhu is described as being elephantine with wings and a squidlike-head.  And Chtulhu is man-like.  That is a funky-looking shrimp.
 
2013-02-28 10:16:21 AM
Yeah, this has bugger all to do with Cthulhu. I can has anomalocaris thread instead?

www.dailygalaxy.com
 
2013-02-28 10:20:34 AM
A sea centipede.

A motherfarking sea centipede being confused for the Mighty Cthulhu.

Have you even READ Lovecraft, io9?
 
2013-02-28 10:41:14 AM

Ishkur: Have you even READ Lovecraft, io9?


Either way, it scares the willies out of me.
 
2013-02-28 10:49:41 AM
Someone kindly post a pic, on account of I09 now being blocked at work due to a "malicious iframe"
 
2013-02-28 10:55:26 AM

Ishkur: A sea centipede.

A motherfarking sea centipede being confused for the Mighty Cthulhu.

Have you even READ Lovecraft, io9?


Heck, those recent videos of live giant squid in the crushing black of the deep ocean are far more reminiscent of Great Cthulhu in my opinion. I remember thinking to myself, "He's spawning down there. I didn't know he could do that. We're so farked."
 
2013-02-28 11:01:59 AM
I ain't scared. We make our boats really big now.

/Call of Cthulhu was one of the best comedies I've ever read.
 
2013-02-28 11:03:39 AM
As many have noted this is definitely not Cthullu, although it could perhaps pass as a Mi-go whose wings were destroyed.  Hard to say.
 
2013-02-28 11:16:33 AM

IC Stars: Someone kindly post a pic, on account of I09 now being blocked at work due to a "malicious iframe"

This is what they consider "Cthulhu"...


Gergesa: As many have noted this is definitely not Cthullu, although it could perhaps pass as a Mi-go whose wings were destroyed.  Hard to say.

I don't know about Mi-go either.  Their heads are more distinct than the fossil possesses.  Mi-go are about five feet long, and based upon the picture and the scale thing on the bottom-right, I doubt that it's more than five inches long.
 
2013-02-28 11:17:08 AM
Can't link to the pic from the site.  Much too large.
 
2013-02-28 11:19:54 AM
Let's try that again with a different picture.  That IS NOT Cthulhu-like in any way.  Looks more like a trilobite from this angle.
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This is Cthulhu...
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2013-02-28 11:21:40 AM
I don't understand why The Call of Cthulhu gets the most love.  I thought The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Colour Out of Space were all much better/scarier.
 
2013-02-28 11:38:21 AM
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2013-02-28 11:50:10 AM
Scarier critter found in Burgess Shale deposits:

paws.wcu.edu

Yes, those bulbous things on top of its head are eyes.
 
2013-02-28 01:10:01 PM

give me doughnuts: Scarier critter found in Burgess Shale deposits:

[paws.wcu.edu image 850x507]

Yes, those bulbous things on top of its head are eyes.


Looks like my college girlfriend's prehensile clenis.
 
2013-02-28 01:21:38 PM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I don't understand why The Call of Cthulhu gets the most love.  I thought The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Colour Out of Space were all much better/scarier.


This.
 
2013-02-28 02:12:24 PM

Colour_out_of_Space: Well I use Mac/Linux...: I don't understand why The Call of Cthulhu gets the most love.  I thought The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Colour Out of Space were all much better/scarier.

This.


Beyond the mountains of madness was also great.
 
2013-02-28 02:33:50 PM

Ishkur: A sea centipede.

A motherfarking sea centipede being confused for the Mighty Cthulhu.

Have you even READ Lovecraft, io9?


something tells em that the sharp minds at io9 are not up to reading lovecraft. I picture something more like: "See Dick, see Jane, See Dick pray to be devoured first by mighty Cthulhu
 
2013-02-28 03:07:58 PM

ValisIV: Colour_out_of_Space: Well I use Mac/Linux...: I don't understand why The Call of Cthulhu gets the most love.  I thought The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Colour Out of Space were all much better/scarier.

This.

Beyond the mountains of madness was also great.


It was good, but dear lord was it long.  It was like reading a novel unto itself.
 
2013-02-28 03:22:58 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Yeah, this has bugger all to do with Cthulhu. I can has anomalocaris thread instead?

[www.dailygalaxy.com image 500x444]


This!
 
2013-02-28 03:46:01 PM
Lovecraft thread? Herbert West Reanimator was one of my favorites.

/I might read it again now
//I should pay the library for the book I didn't return
///because fark them, they aren't getting this compilation back
 
2013-02-28 04:12:39 PM

neuroflare: Lovecraft thread? Herbert West Reanimator was one of my favorites.

/I might read it again now
//I should pay the library for the book I didn't return
///because fark them, they aren't getting this compilation back


Got an eReader?  I have this on my Nook.  It's great.  I keep it under the bed.  Can't sleep?  Grab it and read a quick Lovecraft story.  Now I can't sleep AND I'm scared.
 
2013-02-28 05:16:49 PM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I don't understand why The Call of Cthulhu gets the most love.  I thought The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Colour Out of Space were all much better/scarier.


This. I can't read Whisperer or Colour when I'm in the house alone. Creepy as fark.
 
2013-02-28 06:25:52 PM

scottydoesntknow: That's....not really scary at all, especially considering what else lived in the oceans back then. Hell there's scarier stuff than that in our oceans RIGHT NOW.


this

I just finished reading about the burgess shale.
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rareresource.com/phot os /dinosaur-gallery/Burgess_Shale_Hallucigenia.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www. rareresource.com/pho_burgess%2520Shale.htm&h=224&w=225&sz=1&tbnid=8QEQ jojCJJVM2M:&tbnh=186&tbnw=186&zoom=1&usg=__viybitraJFnJLDgr_dWGCsgunrM =&docid=CNeU2EIItORr4M&itg=1&sa=X&ei=IucvUYDCH4yShgfmuIGQCw&ved=0CJEBE PwdMAo

this new fossil isnt even close to scary
 
2013-02-28 06:27:15 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Yeah, this has bugger all to do with Cthulhu. I can has anomalocaris thread instead?

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this this and more THIS
 
2013-02-28 06:35:05 PM

namatad: scottydoesntknow: That's....not really scary at all, especially considering what else lived in the oceans back then. Hell there's scarier stuff than that in our oceans RIGHT NOW.

this

I just finished reading about the burgess shale.

 this new fossil isnt even close to scary


Isn't that the one they decided was upside-down?
 
2013-02-28 07:05:19 PM
Cthulhu is evidently a heck of a lot smaller than I originally imagined.

/"5mm" scale bar in one of those pictures...
 
2013-02-28 07:57:30 PM
In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

Iä!  Iä!  Cthulhu fhtagn!

/Really?  I'm the first?
 
2013-02-28 08:58:23 PM

Colour_out_of_Space: namatad: scottydoesntknow: That's....not really scary at all, especially considering what else lived in the oceans back then. Hell there's scarier stuff than that in our oceans RIGHT NOW.

this

I just finished reading about the burgess shale.
 this new fossil isnt even close to scary


Isn't that the one they decided was upside-down?


Yeah, they thought the spines were "legs" until they found Chinese versions that had smaller spikes and clearer legs -- I kinda doubt that "head" reconstruction on the Hallucigenia picture.  It was just a little peaceful sponge grazer -- spikes were just to discourage being eaten.
 
2013-02-28 09:02:24 PM
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2013-02-28 11:15:02 PM
What is really really wrong is the placement of that comma.
 
2013-03-01 04:37:28 AM
huh... i've shat scarier. yesterday.
 
2013-03-01 05:18:33 AM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: ValisIV: Colour_out_of_Space: Well I use Mac/Linux...: I don't understand why The Call of Cthulhu gets the most love.  I thought The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Colour Out of Space were all much better/scarier.

This.

Beyond the mountains of madness was also great.

It was good, but dear lord was it long.  It was like reading a novel unto itself.


Well, it's considered a novella, so...

\You really can't talk about long until you've read something like Les Mis.
 
2013-03-01 08:51:15 AM

andrewagill: In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

Iä!  Iä!  Cthulhu fhtagn!

/Really?  I'm the first?


It's really not a day on Fark unless that gets posted in about 3 different threads.
 
2013-03-01 09:06:42 AM

eyeq360: These people fail at Lovecraft references.  Cthulhu is described as being elephantine with wings and a squidlike-head.  And Chtulhu is man-like.  That is a funky-looking shrimp.


And don't forget bloated.  Apparently Cthulhu drank a lot of beer.
 
2013-03-01 09:22:22 AM
Dr. Seuss does The Call of Cthulhu

Was this in a thread previously?  It's positively *brilliant*.
There seem to be a couple of versions...well worth the time.
 
2013-03-01 10:51:16 AM

ristst: eyeq360: These people fail at Lovecraft references.  Cthulhu is described as being elephantine with wings and a squidlike-head.  And Chtulhu is man-like.  That is a funky-looking shrimp.

And don't forget bloated.  Apparently Cthulhu drank a lot of beer.


Cthulhu apparently also forgot to have some Activia and some fiber.  A diet full of humans and no fruits and vegetables can do that to you.  No wonder why he's so intent on destroying the Universe.
 
2013-03-01 03:59:55 PM

eyeq360: Cthulhu is described


Yeah this thing is 3 cm long, too
 
2013-03-01 09:54:03 PM
FTFA Comments:

wait you said "a complex nervous system that extended beyond its head." So, it would have a spinal column or a feathery tree of nerves extending out beyond its head? Now THAT would be cool!

Cthulu hell - that's a freaking Vang

/Cthulu scares me less, frankly.
 
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