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March 9, 2013 6:45 PM   Subscribe

A short video of a diver shaking hands with an atlantic pygmy octopus.
posted by Scientist (17 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
That octopus was tasting the hand, to check if it was delicious or not.
posted by Joh at 7:01 PM on March 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Alternative title:

You're Too Big To Eat
posted by louche mustachio at 7:01 PM on March 9, 2013 [23 favorites]


That octopus was tasting the hand, to check if it was delicious or not.



SPOILER ALERT









nope.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:02 PM on March 9, 2013 [5 favorites]


Dunno, that fish lurking about seemed like he was sizing up that octopus for a snack later on himself.
posted by briank at 7:07 PM on March 9, 2013


Yeah, that fish was being inconsiderate, swimming in front of the camera like that. What a wrassehole.
posted by fnerg at 7:16 PM on March 9, 2013 [16 favorites]


The octopus clearly had some misgivings about whatever deal was struck between him and the diver. I don't blame him.
posted by ORthey at 7:19 PM on March 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Young Kraken in Training
posted by homunculus at 7:27 PM on March 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I get kind of shy too when the person I'm shaking hands with puts their finger in my mouth.
posted by RollingGreens at 7:30 PM on March 9, 2013 [22 favorites]


He was a decoy for his mother behind the diver.
posted by arcticseal at 8:50 PM on March 9, 2013


I shook hands with an octopus
that is, of course, his tentacle
of all my undersea exploits,
this one was the pinnacle!
now some of you will not be charmed
because you are quite cynical
but I shook hands with an octopus
that is, of course, his tentacle
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:56 PM on March 9, 2013 [21 favorites]


Looks like that wacky biologist from Prometheus is at it again.
posted by oneironaut at 5:03 AM on March 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Interior monologue:
Diver: Awww
Octo: Mmm what is it. Uh what is it? What is it! Ah fuck no hidehidehidehidehidehidehide
posted by angrycat at 6:49 AM on March 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Pleased to meet you!
posted by J0 at 8:51 AM on March 10, 2013


Sometimes a Favorite is a bookmark and sometimes it is because a video of greeting a pygmy octopus under the sea is my favorite
posted by J0 at 8:52 AM on March 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


The octopus used the hand he uses to wipe his ass I bet.
posted by TheRedArmy at 2:42 PM on March 10, 2013


The octopus used the hand he uses to wipe his ass I bet.

Come now, it's an octopus, not a cat. (not cattist)
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 7:20 PM on March 10, 2013


The AWWWWWWs this video elicited me came close to shattering the glass of the iPad I watched it on.
posted by egypturnash at 8:19 PM on March 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


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