I *heart* Octopi

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I *heart* Octopi!!

You think cats are curious?!?

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=are-octopuses-smart"found and turned a knob...just for fun. Just goofing around. Pulled a plug, and caused a flood.

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Octopuses simply take things apart. I recall reading about someone who had built a robot submarine to putter around in a large aquarium tank. The octopus got a hold of it and took it apart piece by piece. There's a famous story from the Brighton Aquarium in England 100 years ago that an octopus there got out of its tank at night when no one was watching, went to the tank next door and ate one of the lumpfish and went back to his own tank and was sitting there the next morning. The aquarium lost several lumpfish before they figured out who was responsible.
 
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I read about the one that flooded the tank. I guess they get bored easily. :tongue2:
 
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I've always sort of wanted an octopus for a pet, but I figured that in our climate it would freeze its tentacles off when I took it for a walk.
 
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I've always sort of wanted an octopus for a pet, but I figured that in our climate it would freeze its tentacles off when I took it for a walk.
Only if you don't dress it properly for the weather.
 
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Unfortunately, my knitting abilities aren't up to the task of making an eight-armed sweater.
 
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Yea, they are all cute, till you have one stuck to your face.
 
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They are very intelligent, as far as I remember they can solve problems dogs can't.
 
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Not too hard to be clever with 9 brains. I have a cuddly toy octopus. I'm fond of them too.

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4182/1000094.jpg [Broken]

He lives in my bed with kermit the frog.
 
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I just find them having a beak uneasy...
 
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Not too hard to be clever with 9 brains. I have a cuddly toy octopus. I'm fond of them too.

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4182/1000094.jpg [Broken]

He lives in my bed with kermit the frog.
Ah Kurdt, you old softy!
 
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Have you noticed Kurdt's octopus is red and shiny?
 
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Unfortunately, my knitting abilities aren't up to the task of making an eight-armed sweater.
Or wetsuit.
 
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Have you noticed Kurdt's octopus is red and shiny?
:rofl:

Hope it doesn't keep you awake at night, Kurdt!
 
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That's Wikipedia, Not really convincing as thrustful resource or?
 
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I *heart* Octopi!!
Me too, calamari is G-R-R-R-REAT!!
 
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Octopus.jpg

That burst of bubbles is a underwater SCREAM. Yes, the mean octi was wrapped up in my hands and refused to let go.
 
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The octopus takes Hypatia for his bride!!
 
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Me too, calamari is G-R-R-R-REAT!!
Calamari is squid, Italians generally don't eat octopus. We like good food.

Koreans like Octopus, dried. When I was there small dried ones were hanging in all the mom & pop shops. I tried it once. It was like trying to eat a fish flavored tire. I have tried it on Sushi but it's still like eating rubber.

"Fowler's Modern English Usage states that "the only acceptable plural in English is octopuses," and that octopi is misconceived and octopodes pedantic." lol
 
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That burst of bubbles is a underwater SCREAM. Yes, the mean octi was wrapped up in my hands and refused to let go.
Wow! How long did you struggle with it? Were you far from the surface? My first thought would be, if I can't get it off, to take it into air.

Those fellas are strong for being so small. How did you end up with it on your hands?
 
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About 120 feet down, and it all happened really quickly. I was fanning sand/silt away with my hands and he just sort of lunged at me. I really did not even see him, until it was too late. The person taking the photo came to my aid, after he realized I was about to panic. Even with 2 of us, it was hard to keep him off.
 
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I indeed like octopuses very much :approve:

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Octopus.jpg

That burst of bubbles is a underwater SCREAM. Yes, the mean octi was wrapped up in my hands and refused to let go.
Hypatia, you're my hero, or heroine.
 
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You'd think more people would keep them for pets, though I don't think they live all that long. Does anybody know?
 

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