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This morning.

Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Irish writer and illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick painting the window of Hodges Figgis bookshop to launch Irish Book Week, a partnership between Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland, which will take place from October 16-23 celebrating ‘Irish authors, publishers, and the bookshops that help keep the industry alive’.

We’re squids in.

Suit yourselves.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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The Staten Island Ferry Disaster memorial – a weathered monument in Manhattan’s Battery Park commemorating the 400 passengers who perished on November 22nd 1963 when the ferry Cornelius G. Kolff was attacked by a giant octopus, their fate overshadowed by the assassination of JFK that same day.

A rather wonderful multimedia hoax created by artist Joe Reginella.


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A tiny octopus (first discovered 20 years ago) that may soon be named Opistoteuthlis adorabilis, on account of the adorbz what it has.

The honour of naming a new species always goes to the first scientist to thoroughly classify and describe it, in this case, Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

It’s cute, but it’s no Squishy.



The Iyashi Octopus Sucker Massage (around €67) is a set of silicone Squidward hands, or, according to the blurb:

…one of the most unique massage tools we’ve seen in Japan. It be turned inside out to massage your feet and hands. Just slide in your hand and let the “octopus” get to work. Or you can keep the suckers on the outside and use it to apply a special quasi-acupuncture suction session to your back, neck or other parts of the body.

Ah here. Steady on.