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Giant Octopuss vs Man Eating Shark

Old 08-10-05, 11:44 PM
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Giant Octopuss vs Man Eating Shark

So which one do you think would win?

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Old 08-10-05, 11:48 PM
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Not to nitpick, but 3-4 ft. sharks aren't exactly "man-eating"...unless you mean men eat them.
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Old 08-10-05, 11:59 PM
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the shark still looks fake
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Old 08-11-05, 06:34 AM
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I say send in a man with a harpoon, cook them both up for dinner, and see which you like better.
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Old 08-11-05, 07:15 AM
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Shouldn't that be Giant Robotic Ninja Octopus vs Man Eating Pirate Shark?
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Old 08-11-05, 08:20 AM
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Well, if it is a MAN eating shark, that gives the octopus an advantage, because it will taste bad to the shark.
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Old 08-11-05, 08:24 AM
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Nothing I've seen beats that (all too brief) footage of the great white fighting the orca, though I'd love to see sperm whale vs. giant squid.
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No pirate vs ninja = no sale.
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Old 08-11-05, 08:43 AM
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Can the shark have a lazer on its head?
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Old 08-11-05, 08:45 AM
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Next up, Giant Man vs. Shark Eating Octopuss.
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Old 08-11-05, 10:04 AM
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Isnt it possible that larger Octupeds exist in the ocean? Like REALLY big ones. Like those giant squid nobody has seen that live very deep and eat sperm whales.
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Realplayer? Although I'd like to see the video, I think I'm better off without having that P.O.S. on my pc...
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Old 08-11-05, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Anubis2005X
Realplayer? Although I'd like to see the video, I think I'm better off without having that P.O.S. on my pc...
Try Real Alternative, it gets the job done without the hassle.

Although the shark didn't look that big, it was still a cool video.
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Old 08-11-05, 11:25 AM
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A dogfish is not a man eating shark.

Also, even if the dogfish was 3 - 4 ft, there are Pacific octopii that can grow a tentacle wingspan of 8 ft. So it's no contest.

plus the shark looks either... like a newborn pup, or heavily sedated from gorging.
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Old 08-11-05, 11:33 AM
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I wonder how she kills the shark. Is she strong enough to constrict it? Does she pierce its hide with her beak? Ive seen scuba divers play with Octupii this big. Id think twice after seeing this video.
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Old 08-11-05, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
I wonder how she kills the shark. Is she strong enough to constrict it? Does she pierce its hide with her beak? Ive seen scuba divers play with Octupii this big. Id think twice after seeing this video.
Octopii don't constrict to kill, they use the beak to bite and inject a toxin.
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Old 08-11-05, 12:27 PM
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Toxin?! You're thinking of a conch.
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Originally Posted by Cameron
the shark still looks fake
I had a similar reaction as I was making my way over to Cafe 80's this morning.
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Old 08-11-05, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
Toxin?! You're thinking of a conch.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/victims/sea.html

Several species of octopus use a neurotoxic venom, produced by their salivary glands, to immobilize their prey. A hunting octopus either spits venom into the water near its prey or uses its strong, beak-like mouth to gouge a tear in the animal's flesh, then deposits venom into the wound. Octopi, which can grow to be up to 35 feet long, generally target small animals like crabs, but they have been known to kill humans.
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Damn, that link says a guy was killed by 6" (That's correct, 6 inches) Octopus in less than 2 hours. Wow.

The blue ringed Octopus has a venom more violent than found on any land animal, so they are not to be messed with unless you have a death wish.
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many of the deadly sea creatures with poison kill you because of the pain. You cant swim and drown. The deadly jellyfish (like box jellyfish, iru kanji) kill this way. So much pain the swimmers just curl up and sink.
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Mmm. Poke.
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