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I loved this part;

He was persuaded back into his tank. He was hungry but otherwise OK.
Yeah, sure. Like he was kindly asked to return to his tank, please.
 
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He his in a seawater drain? That's either one resourceful, or plain lucky cephalopod. It surprises me that they could have so much mobility outside of the water, but then, they don't exactly rely on fins for movement. I just wonder how fast they could move on land. They said he was making a break for the exit door...
 
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I saw a video of an octopus in one tank and crabs in another. The octopus actually climbed out of his tank and into the other one so he could have a snack. Octopi are pretty freakin cool. They'd could be dangerous if we attached lasers to their head.
 
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Hahaha, I bet his ancestor was the Squid from 20,000 leagues under the sea.
 

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He his in a seawater drain? That's either one resourceful, or plain lucky cephalopod. It surprises me that they could have so much mobility outside of the water, but then, they don't exactly rely on fins for movement. I just wonder how fast they could move on land. They said he was making a break for the exit door...
It was probably just incredibly smart. Octopuses are one of the smartest creatures around, they're really fascinating.
 
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Octopi are pretty freakin cool. They'd could be dangerous if we attached lasers to their head.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh7bYNAHXxw[/ame]
 
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Ah, but can that octopus do THIS??

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuhCbNHJ2A&fmt=18[/ame]
 

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This video proves the magnificence of octopuses

[ame]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7004909622962894202[/ame]

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It's not even like it was threatened. It seemed to be killing them just because it could.

I love that we have a thread dedicated to how awesome octopuses are. We should sticky this ****.
 
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octopii are VERY smart. They learn on the first try most times, they can survive overland for quite a while and regularly move overland even in the wild. They're really neat creatures. I've actually seen one in the wild when I was snorkelling in Little Cayman in the shallows. Brilliant things.
 

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