An Octo-Octet
August 25, 2019 11:22 AM   Subscribe

An octet of octo-videos, beginning with an octopus saying to a shrimp: gotcha!

Did you know that octopuses run around backwards?

On a less zany note, they brood in large clumps.

They're also escape artists!

Some humans have special bonds with them.

Some humans have less fun, uh, bonds, with them.

Some humans are trying to make robo-octopuses, which I'm sure will turn out great for us in the long run.

Truly, they are absolutely bizarre.
posted by tocts (9 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Let's not, for even a minute, forget about Ze Frank's True Facts about the Octopus
posted by aubilenon at 12:05 PM on August 25 [5 favorites]

New life goal: become an octopus whisperer when I retire.
posted by ktkt at 3:43 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]

I keep misreading that as "New life goal: become an octopus when I retire" which also sounds pretty good
posted by moonmilk at 6:53 PM on August 25 [7 favorites]

That shrimp got eight right up.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:15 PM on August 25 [5 favorites]

I love octopus posts so much
posted by not_the_water at 7:30 PM on August 25

Any shrimp that doesn't see that coming a mile away deserves what it gets.
posted by vverse23 at 9:23 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]

If you need more octopus in your life, check out the Octo-cams at the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Oregon coast. Especially watch during feedings - they put on a whole demonstration that's amazing. Monday, Thursday, Saturday at 1pm PST.
posted by hydra77 at 10:54 PM on August 25

beginning with an octopus saying to a shrimp: gotcha!
I like how it seemed like the octo was trying to both stay in the conch and also get the shrimp. It looks like me when I'm on the couch and trying to reach for something a little far away.

They're also escape artists!
I like how it took the lid of and then just chilled in back in the jar. Like it wants to be there but likes having the option to leave.

Oh man I love octopodes!
posted by LizBoBiz at 11:46 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]

I was a bit disturbed by the porn music in the first video, but I give it a pass, because, cephalopods.
posted by not_on_display at 10:52 PM on August 26

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