Over a century ago, the giant cuttlefish put up a spectacular fight

Illustration for article titled Over a century ago, the giant cuttlefish put up a spectacular fight

This is an illustration of a giant cuttlefish battling brave sailors, depicted in a popular science book from 1872, called The Ocean World, by Louis Figuier. And that's not the least of the weirdness that lurks in Figuier's book.

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See more insanely cool illustrations from many decades ago at Old Book Illustrations.

Thanks, Bec!

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