How The Giant Squid Was Found

A fascinating TED tale by oceanographer Edith Widder that begins:

The Kraken, a beast so terrifying it was said to devour men and ships and whales, and so enormous it could be mistaken for an island. In assessing the merits of such tales, it’s probably wise to keep in mind that old sailor’s saw that the only difference between a fairytale and a sea story is a fairytale begins, “Once upon a time,” and a sea story begins, “This ain’t no shit.”

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