"Squid have brains too, but instead of a double-hemisphered lump, they come in three parts: one optic lobe behind the left eye, another optic lobe behind the right eye, and between them a strangely shaped doughnut of nervous tissue. Through the doughnut hole runs the squid's esophagus. This is the most direct route from the mouth into the mantle, where the stomach and other organs lie, but as you might imagine, swallowing through your brain can be risky. The squid must ensure that each bite is small enough to pass and devoid of sharp bones. The arms and tentacles that surround its mouth provide key assistance during this careful culinary operation." -- Squid Empire by Danna Staaf

Posted by thewintersings at 2023-03-15 02:13:47 UTC