"Release the Kraken!" In H. P. Lovecraft’s short story "The Call of Cthulhu," Cthulhu (described as having a tentacled head) attacks a ship. The sailors try to kill the beast by ramming it repeatedly, but Cthulhu simply turns into green mist and reassembles. Follow #bhlMonstersRreal on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the real animals that many legendary monsters are based on. See more historic monster illustrations from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

GIF based on Montfort, Denys. Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des mollusques : animaux sans vertèbres et a sang blanc. v. 2. 1801. 

The Twelfth Doctor finally gets a chance to do some Tenth and Eleventh Doctor-style kissing…”

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