[News]: Colossal squid stops traffic in Wellington - ABC Online

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Colossal squid stops traffic in Wellington
    [SIZE=-1]ABC Online, Australia - 4 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Coming attraction...the squid was moved by truck to its new home. (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) A giant squid has brought traffic to a ...[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Colossal squid moved through Wellington [SIZE=-1]New Zealand Herald[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Colossal squid on the move [SIZE=-1]Radio New Zealand[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Colossal squid on the move again [SIZE=-1]TVNZ[/SIZE][/SIZE]
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  2. baldtankman

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    All went very smoothly according to my sources :)

    Two fork lifts and a 45 degree ramp, I bet B was s--ting himself..
     
  3. stickybeak

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    Heya BTM :smile:

    yep - very smoothly, the guys had it all very well organised, although the last minute decision to remove the remaining liquid helped a lot - no sloshing! It was sooooo much fun to watch :heee:
     
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    stickybeak?:roll:
     
  5. baldtankman

    baldtankman Wonderpus Supporter

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    Hello stickybeak Em!
     
  6. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    "The 500-kilogram sea creature, which developed a world-wide following when it was defrosted over the internet...."

    How exactly does one defrost a Colossal Squid over the internet?

    TANI
    (visualizing a soggy Messie carcass draped over a warm PC monitor)
     
  7. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    It's a bit like microwaving a poodle :wink:
     
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  8. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Yeth, who thy be'ith stickybeak? Introdutheth yerthelf pleath!

    :welcome:
     
  9. baldtankman

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    You should of seen the "mess" it made in my disc drive....
     
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    myopsida Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Funny, your beak doesn't look particularly sticky.:welcome:
     
  12. baldtankman

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    Is that a confirmed sighting C. Don't take my word for it my ID's can be a bit..... rough
     
  13. myopsida

    myopsida Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    That's at least one confirmed sighting - I have some others as yet unconfirmed. . .
     
  14. baldtankman

    baldtankman Wonderpus Supporter

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    Maybe these posts should be in a spotting type thread?
     
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    Vinoman strikes again?
     
  16. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: Stickybeak... that's quite a gladius you have there...
     
  17. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    It is the M, devourer of worlds.....
     
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    :oops: heya all - sorry for not checking the thread, thought I'd be emailed all goings on so I could check in, am learning still!

    Steve - never knew you had a speech impediment!
    ob - hello!:smile: 'the M devourer of worlds?' wha?
    Monty - yeah - tis a big'un eh:wink:
    Heya BTM:smile:
    Hey Sorseress - ta for inviting me and making me feel welcome (not sure about the boys!)
    Myopsida - lets just say I was cringing when I clicked on the link... ta for not putting up that revolting one - phew!:notworth:
     
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