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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:10 PM
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I like Octopi
Especially Otto


Otto the octopus wreaks havoc



A octopus has caused havoc in his aquarium by performing juggling tricks using his fellow occupants, smashing rocks against the glass and turning off the power by shortcircuiting a lamp.

Staff believe that the octopus called Otto had been annoyed by the bright light shining into his aquarium and had discovered he could extinguish it by climbing onto the rim of his tank and squirting a jet of water in its direction.

The short-circuit had baffled electricians as well as staff at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, who decided to take shifts sleeping on the floor to find out what caused the mysterious blackouts.

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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:13 PM
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1. Next, the staff begin to go missing, one by one...
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:15 PM by Peake
And no one can tell if Otto is smiling.

"Vat do you want to do tonight, Otto?"
"Zame zing vee do everynight, Pinky. Try to take over ze Vorld!"
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:35 PM
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2. Me, too. There's a GREAT bit of footage in the Planet Earth series...
...of an octopus fucking WALKING across the ocean floor. One of the coolest things I've ever seen.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:50 PM
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4. I missed so much of that series.
I'd really like to see that. They are fascinating creatures.

So are cuttlefish. :)
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:52 PM
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5. Cuttlefish don't get equal time in the Lounge, thanks to puppies and kittens.
:(

I say, "Cuddle a cuttlefish".
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:00 PM
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7. oops
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:05 PM by redqueen
double post
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:04 PM
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8. They're amazing.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:53 PM
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6. cuttlefish taste awesome. nt.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:08 PM
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9. There was recently an entire show about cuttlefish!
Nature on PBS, maybe? Crap--can't remember now. But it showed how frighteningly intelligent they are, and it was fascinating.

I saw about 15 minutes of one of the Planet Earth installments and went "I'm buying the DVD set NOW." You can pick it up new/sealed on eBay for much less than you can get it on Amazon, and it's worth every penny.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:11 PM
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11. Yes, they and octopi both are very intelligent.
Thanks for the tip... that'd make a nice gift, too! :D
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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:48 PM
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3. Yummy Octopi
It serves eight!
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:09 PM
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10. Octopi rule
I think they are awesome
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:13 PM
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12. So does my son!~ In fact, his invertebrate project was about
octupi...only he refused to call them that and was marked down consistently because he referred to them as Octopuses. :D
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