Architeuthis Across America…and Beyond!
October 10, 2010
Today is 10/10/10, which of course means that today is International Squid Awareness Day (for a few minutes more, at least)! To celebrate, I am announcing my new project: Architeuthis Across America…and Beyond!
The goal of AAA…B is to identify as many locations as possible that have on display either A) a preserved specimen, B) a life-size replica/model, or C) a sculpture or mural of Architeuthis (or other large cephalopod). To this end I have created the Google Map you’ll find embedded below.
This is still very much a work in progress, but eventually each pin on the map will include notes describing what you can expect to find there, squid-wise, as well as the occassional helpful hint. Additionally, each location will get a write-up here on ISK, and because I haven’t personally been to most of these places, any reader input/travel tips will be greatly appreciated. I’d like this to be as comprehensive as possible, so drop me a line if I’ve left anything out!
Once the our little teuthic travel guide is complete, all that will be left to do is rent a Giant Squid U-Haul and hit the open road!