too many words by laura lemay


Yeah, I know this made the rounds a few weeks ago. I’m catching up.

From Reuters: Octopus ‘Walks’ on Two Arms, Researchers Find. Two species of Indian Ocean octopus can tuck up six of their arms while running on the other two, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

Once a bunch of years ago while I was scuba diving in the Coral Sea I saw an octopus, menaced by a fish of some sort, roll up one of its tentacles into a ball and then haul off and punch the fish (“I said, GO AWAY”). No, really, I saw it.

I swear, if octopodes were land animals we would be in deep deep trouble.