The Associated Press reports that the 550-pound "colossus" washed up on an Australian beach. According to Genefor Walker-Smith, a zoologist who studies invertebrates at the Tasmanian Museum, "It's a whopper."
Well, sure. But like most fish (well, squid) stories, however, it's probably worth giving this one a closer look.
Check out the picture above – see that pair of feet in the upper left hand corner? They seem awful big in light of the squid's alleged bus-length dimensions. (Perhaps the busses over in Australia are Mini-Coopers?) But the squid is sort of folded over itself in that picture, so we went looking for more evidence. And here's what we found: