Scientists draw squid using its 150 million-year-old fossilised ink - Telegraph.co.uk

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Scientists draw squid using its 150 million-year-old fossilised ink
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[SIZE=-1]Scientists unearthed a fossilised squid which was so well preserved that they were able to draw a picture of it using its own 150 million-year-old ink. ...[/SIZE]
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HG Wells referenced the art of using fossil squid ink in The Time Machine. From Chapter 8 whilst exploring the old museum:

"It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago."

I never did manage to find a Victorian example of the art, but the fact that it is being replicated today is just excellent!
 

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Or at least use it to colour pasta black, I mean :roll:
 

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Go and wash your mouth, young man!
 

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