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After decades of research, scientists have finally discovered and captured video of the elusive giant squid. First recorded in ancient Greek literature, the giant squid has been mystifying all those who have studied it since the fourth century B.C. Shattering records at more than 40 feet long and nearly 2,000 pounds, the giant squid is a force to be reckoned with. Yet despite their staggering size and long history of existence, these gigantic creatures have surprisingly evaded much scientific research. Avoiding scientists is not a difficult task when the place you call home lies 600 to 2,600 feet below the surface. Its prey haven't been so lucky in learning about the creature either. One of the most mysterious predators in the animal kingdom, giant squids have yet to reveal how they stalk and hunt. Yikes.
If these aquatic creatures are so private what do we know about them? How do scientists today plan to gain more information from such historically elusive animals? There's much left to explore in the hidden caverns of the sea where these beautiful, sequined legends lie. And when it comes to giant squid, there are always more questions than answers. Dive deep into this playlist and uncover the secrets that wait at the bottom of the ocean.
The giant squid is one of the most mysterious predators in the animal kingdom.
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Thursday, May 28
The Cookiecutter Shark
After attracting hungry, larger animals with its bioluminescent belly, the cookiecutter shark spins around and takes a bite out of them instead. These sharks have even attacked nuclear submarines, causing enough damage to merit a return to port.
Wednesday, May 27
Born on May 29th, 1917, John F. Kennedy eventually became the 35th president of the United States. He held the office from January of 1961 to November of 1963, when he was assassinated by a sniper. During his time as president, he delivered several iconic speeches, advocated for civil rights, and arguably averted nuclear war. Although Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for his assassination, the crime remains a controversial topic connected to many conspiracy theories.
Tuesday, May 26
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