Ever since my subscription to Kite Monthly lapsed, I didn't realize octopus kites were a thing. Turns out there are YouTube videos of octopus kites going back years and years, but it's one that was shot just this week that's gone viral on social media:
That massive beast was launched by the Show Kites enthusiast group in Singapore. According to the Straits Times it took six people to get the kite, which is "about the length of five buses," into the air.
"This is the fourth time we've flown the octopus," Show Kites Singapore co-founder Maggie Mok told the Times. "It's not that easy as it requires perfect weather and a large enough space to get it up into the air. Keeping it afterwards is also a difficult task!"