posted on Nov, 29 2003 @ 04:23 PM
Damn that was a good as link. It seemed really serious for a while... The Octopus News Magazine Online... TONMO, of which I am unfamiliar teaches us
that Architeuthis is not actually the largest squid out there even though it is commonly referred to as the giant squid.
Instead, they actually say the biggest were a species I actually share a last name with, no kidding. I tried to remain annonymous on this website, but
my humility could not prevent me from sharing this public service announcement with all the ladies on the board:
Mesonychoteuthis lacks a hectocotylus – a specially modified arm used to transfer spermatophores to the female. As a rule, species that lack a
hectocotylus have a relatively large penis, and presumably they use this organ directly to implant spermatophores hydraulically into the female. As no
mature Mesonychoteuthis male or female is known, we cannot begin to guess how the monster does its business.
That's right, in reality my last name is Mesonychoteuthis... What? I'm Greek. I wish to remain annonymous so the scientists can't come study my
member. Please Do not inform your local university of my existence.