The longest-lived squid in the world has died in a well in southern Sweden. According to the owner of the house, it is 155 years old.
According to local media, the squid was put into a well in 1859, but its specific age still needs to be identified by scientists.
In 1959, the local newspaper reported it on the 100th birthday of this carp.
Tencent Science News In 1962, Tomas Kjellman bought a house in southern Sweden. According to local media reports, a 100-year-old squid lives in the water well of this house. Tomas and his family really liked their slippery new friend and named it? They often introduce it to friends who come to visit.
The local media explained how the squid entered the well: in 1859, an 8-year-old Swedish boy named Samuel Nilsson threw the squid into the well. Although this approach will remind you of the current child's move to throw strange items into the toilet, it is quite common to throw the squid into your own well. Before the 1960s, many towns did not have a public drinking water system, and squid swallowed flying insects and other small reptiles to keep the household water clean.
Local media reported that the life of the squid is usually only about 7 years, but this squid refused the call of death. Over the years, its eyes have become unusually large, perhaps because of its reaction to living in a dark environment. It also caused a sensation in Sweden, and its deeds appeared in children's books, documentaries and several TV shows.
However, now?le finally failed to survive the fate of aging. According to local media reports, when Tomas opened the manhole cover in August this year, he found that the squid floated on the surface of the water and there was local rot. Its body will be inspected by scientists who will examine the squid's ossicles to understand its exact age (a common method of monitoring the age of fish). Scientists also hope to find clues about why this squid is so long-lived.