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Octopus unearths 900-year-old hidden treasure | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470566/Octopus-unearths-900-year-old-hidden-treasure.html See? They’re even skilled at archaeology. Though I have a mental image of the trawler causing terror and mayhem at the octopus version of Antiques Roadshow. It is a story that combines all the great mysteries and exciting discoveries of the sea? an octopus hauled onto a fishing boat with valuable ancient pottery attached […]

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Lurking at the Aquarium, Brilliant Houdinis of the Deep

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/15/AR2006081500916_pf.html I’m on an octopus kick, and wore a tremendous grin while reading this article. (The grin appeared even before reading of an octopus nicknamed “Lucretia McEvil”.) Science is now questioning whether these wonderful creatures shouldn’t be considered as intelligent as the vertebrate nerds of the animal world. They certainly seem to have highly developed, […]

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Rubiks Cube used to get on right side of octopuses – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2008/07/07/scioctopus107.xml It may be an infuriating puzzle which has baffled and defeated countless children and their parents over more than two decades, but this octopus appears determined to solve the Rubik’s Cube. The three-dimensional puzzle, which became a huge success in the early 1980s, is among toys being given to the intelligent sea creatures to […]

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http://www.jokeroo.com/extremevideos/invisible_octopus.html My dislike of Valentine’s Day is inversely proportional to my delight of octopi… You see now why sappy cards don’t work on me. Here, an octopus recreates a scene from Runaway Bride, where Julia Roberts gets cold feet and jets off in a cloud of ink. (It’s possible I’m remembering that wrong.)

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