Octopuses are Cool

December 15, 2009

But they really creep me out. I think it’s because they have no bones, they’re floppy and will put their tentacles over you, which are dead strong BTW. If you follow through to this page it’s about how smart they are. The whole octopus thing started for me after reading Time by Stephen Baxter, where they send a genetically altered squid into space (the idea being they live under water and so are used to no gravity). When the humans decide to pull a Laika and neglect to bring it back, it lands on a rock and converts it’s spaceship into a colony. (It got laid before it set off to boost it’s self esteem.) They can see polarised light.

Octopuses are cool.

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