doctorow at February 12th, 2014 18:01 — #1
stephen_schenck at February 12th, 2014 18:13 — #2
crenquis at February 12th, 2014 18:17 — #3
In addition to the cash that they apparently dispense from between the carapace sections, do they also register their approval by oozing viscous, intoxicating substances from various parts of their anatomies?
ninja at February 12th, 2014 18:46 — #4
william_holz at February 12th, 2014 18:55 — #5
ken_murphy at February 12th, 2014 19:31 — #6
How adorable. I also like the fact that it's way too big to crawl in my ear and eat my brain.
fuzzyfungus at February 12th, 2014 19:34 — #7
Hence the sharpened sensory proboscis...
jhbadger at February 12th, 2014 19:45 — #8
one in Toba Aquarium has (allegedly) eaten no food for over 4 years.
Akira! I thought I told you to clear out that dead isopod from the tank! It died back in early 2010!
editz at February 12th, 2014 20:00 — #9
Is this from Planet P or something?
danegeld at February 12th, 2014 20:13 — #10
it must eat algae growing on it's body or something
anuran at February 12th, 2014 20:32 — #11
groundman at February 12th, 2014 20:38 — #12
crenquis at February 12th, 2014 21:47 — #13
[chuckles] That's not a giant isopod.
THAT's a giant isopod:
I work for a Sub-sea Survey Company, recently this beast came up attached to one of our ROVs. It measures a wee bit over 2.5 feet head to tail, and we expect it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8500ft depth. Unfortunately, the e-mail that these pictures were attached to came from a contractor, and the ship he was operating from (and therefore location) is unknown, so I can't tell you what part of the Earth this beast was living.My god, it's a monster! : science
stefanjones at February 13th, 2014 00:34 — #14
It will try to wriggle its way up your urethra.
Out of love.
stefanjones at February 13th, 2014 00:36 — #15
You know, Tokyo Paleontological Institute, the next time you get a locked trunk of rare Burgess Shale fossils marked DO NOT GET WET FOR THE LOVE OF GOT DO NOT GET WET, pay attention!
moonmoth at February 13th, 2014 03:08 — #16
I, for one, welcome our new giant isopod masters...
ldobe at February 13th, 2014 03:37 — #17
These things never fail to creep me right the fuck out. They're really cool and all. But I'm gonna be having nightmares tonight from looking at them.
I think it's their facehugger legs...
angusm at February 13th, 2014 09:00 — #18
You only tell me about the availability of a plush giant isopod two days before Valentine's Day, when it's way too late to order one? Thanks a lot, Boing Boing, thanks a lot.
crenquis at February 13th, 2014 12:06 — #19
Ya, really -- why isn't this on the Valentine's gift list?
doctorow at February 17th, 2014 18:01 — #20
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