Squid gets Canada Post's stamp of approval

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A famous Newfoundland sea monster will soon occupy a space normally reserved for Canada's Queen.

Glover's Harbour's giant roadside squid statue has been chosen to appear on a new Canadian stamp.

"For a little town of Glover's Harbour to be picked? Shocking," said resident Cathy Haggett.

The 16.8-metre piece is based on a massive squid that washed up on the shore near Glover's Harbour in 1878. It put the tiny town in the Guinness World Records book.

Next summer, a stamp baring its image will be licked and slapped on envelopes that could end up in any corner of the globe. Haggett believes it will be a big draw for the area.

Haggett joked Canada Post might want to hire more staff in Glover's Harbour, because when the stamp comes out, residents plan to start mailing letters to everyone they know … and even some they don't.

I'm thinking, even better than a stamp, that would make an awesome playground (if it isn't already). www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/07/09/nl-squid-stamp-709.html