Stunning underwater video by Jose Lachat at Aeon shows you major milestones in the life of an Australian flamboyant cuttlefish: including birth, courtship, and egg-laying before death. If you want to skip right to the sexy part, the mating dance starts at 2:19.
On July 9th of this year, divers off the coast of Turkey ran across an enormous lump of gelatinous goo which turned out to be one of the largest squid egg masses ever found. That inspired science writer and squid expert Danna Staaf to make this video explaining how all that goo fit inside a much smaller mother squid.
Giant cuttlefish have some unusual mating rituals. But once they find a suitable partner, the act of knocking boots (er, tentacles?) is kind of incredible to watch.
If your dining room is in dire need of tentacles (and have several grand to spare), this stained glass chandelier is happy to oblige, with detachable limbs that can prop up candles or glow all on their own.
Tentacles! They are the prehensile, snakelike limbs of our dreams. Their coiled shiny shapes slither through our imaginations. And now, a brand new art show, curated by Star Wars superfan Bonnie Burton, celebrates them like never before. Check out some great images!
Cephalopod aficionados looking to spice up their lighting should look to Adam Wallacavage's Octopus Chandeliers. His unusual light fixtures hold up their bulbs with sucker-bearing tentacles that come in a variety of colors and levels of kitsch.
Still looking for that perfect little something for your special someone? Look no further! Behold the inflatable Tentacle arm — and it's only $12.00. Your hand fits snugly inside, making it look as though you're mutating into a squid-person. This is the type of investment that will last you a lifetime. Perfect for…
Snot fetishists, your day has come! This week in cult check out the very naked (and very slimy) trailer for Contagion, a glimpse at the Makoto Shinkai's new anime movie, and Tom Holland's (Fright Night, Thinner) latest project.
What is happening here? Obviously a bloodthirsty rockabilly chick is fighting back against a tentacled sea monster using a trident. You know you want more of this bad craziness.
[Voice="Barry White"] When I first saw you, girl, I knew I had to make you mine. Now, I'm in the mood, baby. In the mood for...the Belly Love...Belly Love...oh yeah...I want to hold you...on that gloooowing light.
Steampunk artist Myke Amend's paintings of airships are almost deceptively serene, with ornate ships sailing through icy skies. But tentacles and sea monsters lurk in the background, hinting at high adventure and grave dangers.
In artist FilthyLuker's street installations, giant inflatable tentacles emerge from buildings and vehicles, creating the sense that a monstrous kraken or Lovecraftian horror is trapped inside.
Thingamakits have been every synth nerd's DIY light-controlled, analog noise friend. This abomination grew extra LED and photo-sensor tentacles that produce different tones and pitches, depending on the amount and type of light received. [Make]
Welcome back to The Jewels of Apator, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's column on the intersection of art and the fantastic. Tentacular horrors, unnamable evils, and quests to the edges of alien-landscapes-on-earth like Antarctica were just some of the beautifully bizarre features of H.P. Lovecraft's weird fiction. Creator of…
Amy Long is a Phoenix MFA student who uses crocheted fibers and hand felted wool to create lovable alien-like figures. Unfortunately, since they're on exhibit (it's her thesis show), you can't touch, hug, or squeeze. But don't you wish you had a basketful of these soft cuddly tentacles instead of stupid teddy bears…
When the mutants rise up and start culling the inferior humans from the population, you'll need some protective coloration to survive. So now is a perfect time to prepare, by shoving disc-shaped silicone implants under your skin to look like a half-octopus mutant. A post-human fashion statement is just a short trip to…
I definitely fought one of these angry tentacle trees in the "Expedition to the Barrier Peaks" AD&D module, but I didn't receive any aid from nubile ladies like Aura. In this clip, some weird extraneous plot device compels Aura to strip down to her red corset and short shorts, cover herself in oil (!!!), and rescue…
By artist Adam Wallacavage, these "Pulsatilla" chandeliers are both a bit gorgeous and disturbing. But replace that light bulb with a vagina, and you have at least one Gizmodo writer's ultimate fantasy.
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