Bruce Schneier’s Friday Squid Blogging informs me that two giant squid are going on display at the Smithsonian at the end of September!
I am seriously considering a trip to D.C. just to see them.
No, I don’t know why Bruce is into giant squid, but I’ve been fascinated with them ever since I learned they were not, in fact, entirely mythical. It was like learning that, say, pegasusses had been discovered roaming the Siberian tundra. My last encounter with a giant squid:
 I googled for the correct plural of “pegasus” and to my vast amusement, found that the best reference is a letter from the Laurel King of Arms. for the Society of Creative Anachronism dated 1985, in which he complains of not having enough time because he’s working for a “hightech startup.” This is amusing because (1) somehow I think of startups as something that began in the 90’s, (2) I used to be in the SCA:
Summary: pegasusses and pegasi are both correct.