aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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giant squid alert
Posted by dav at 2003 January 17 09:24 PM
File under: News

Possibly all a publicity stunt for the Jules Verne round-the-world race? Giant squid attacks boat - smh.com.au

Veteran yachtsman Oliver de Kersauson, at the helm of the trimaran Geronimo, said the boat was hit by strange vibrations on Sunday, so he sent a crew member below deck to try to identify what was wrong.

"Suddenly he saw something moving," de Kersauson said. "It was tentacles."

I'd like to think I know how I'd react if my ship were attacked by a giant squid in the middle of the ocean, but I really just can't imagine. But I know what Richard Van Pham would do; he'd make soup.
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