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Famous Because of their Colour

Some animals really are

I had once bought quite a nice shirt in Funchal Madeira (incidentally the place star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was born) and I wore this shirt on the day I handled some fresh squid. Squid, as most people know, have the ability to secrete a dark liquid, often referred to as “ink”. It’s their form of defence against an attacker and a way to disappear behind a black cloud when the squid’s ink is released in the water. Little did I know that this ink is almost indelible: my squid-ink-stained shirt was probably washed a dozen times, but the stains remained as “brownish reminders” of the time I once handled the squid. —>—>