1. Just how giant are a giant squid’s eyes? It’s a question that’s vexed scientists for a long time, given that giant squids are rarely found while still alive. Then researchers tracked down a picture of a dying giant squid taken in 1981. In the photo, there’s a fuel hose crossing the eye’s pupil. The researchers used the size of this standard hose to calculate the eye’s dimensions. The whole unblinking eye was about 10.5 inches across; the pupil was about 3.5 inches across. -@acarvin View in High-Res

    Just how giant are a giant squid’s eyes? It’s a question that’s vexed scientists for a long time, given that giant squids are rarely found while still alive. Then researchers tracked down a picture of a dying giant squid taken in 1981. In the photo, there’s a fuel hose crossing the eye’s pupil. The researchers used the size of this standard hose to calculate the eye’s dimensions. The whole unblinking eye was about 10.5 inches across; the pupil was about 3.5 inches across. -@acarvin

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