Apple Gets Schooled In Squid Anatomy After Emoji Fail [PIC]

Never knew that an error based on squid anatomy would be something I’m writing about, but here it is – the nose heard ’round the world isn’t a nose at all.

By nowproducerdave on December 10, 2018
(Photo credit Andrey Nekrasov/ Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

This is a little funny (a lot, really), and quite educational. Apple released a squid emoji a couple years ago, and it has had a pretty huge anatomy defect since then.

So, let’s have a brief look at the squid emoji from Apple. Well, I can’t actually post it here in this post. Basically, the squid looks like a squid, but it has a “nose.” Between and just below the eyes is this flat part that resembles a nose, anyway. Problem is, according to the friendly folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, that’s a big problem. See, the “nose” on the emoji should actually be on the backside of the squid.

So the typical squid does have a “face,” which is more of the “front” of the animal. On the back of the animal is the “siphon.” The siphon shoots water out as a form of propulsion. Squid expert Sarah McAnulty says “It would be like having a butt on your forehead.” ANyway, here’s the tweet that Monterey Bay Aquarium sent out:

Oops. So far there’s no word that Apple is going to update their anatomy, but at last check, the nose remains. Is it a big deal? Well, probably not, but it’s just an amusing error. Check out some more information over here.

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