CNN is reporting that a squid the size of a bus has washed ashore on a beach in Tasmania.
The size of a bus, huh? Well, not really. The squid was big, but it wasn’t so big as to be particularly newsworthy. It was only three feet wide. Do you know any buses three feet wide?
The squid was the length of a bus, if you count the length of the squid as the distance from the end of its main body to the very tip of its long, thin tentacles, when stretched out as far as they go. Saying that this makes the squid the size of a bus is about as honest as saying that women are on average taller than men because they tend to have longer hair.