44: Octopus Wrestling

Devon introduces Liz to one of the Northwest’s weirdest, most unfortunate sports.

Secondary topics: The Other Washington; hunt it up, Sin!; calamari dreams; Broads fail at accents; reverse octopus wrestling; shark digression; the Tacoma Narrows Bridge; prescriptive vs. descriptive language discussion.

Works Cited:
Octopus wrestling articles
Vintage News article
KNKX article
Mental Floss article
Wikipedia counts as real research
Octopus info
Octopus limb info

Galloping Gertie articles
Octopus under the bridge article
South Sound Mag article on the octopus
KUOW article on the octopus
Tacoma Narrows Bridge wiki

Washington State articles
Slate state name article
Mount Rainier’s name article

 

 

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