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

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.

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

Thanks, Bec!

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

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

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