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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:33 PM
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Why does everyone come to me?
With their random questions? Why ever it is, I have decided that the lounge shall be my font of wisdom. Anyone here know anything about BC/Canadian law, particularly in regards to parental rights and divorced couples?
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Curtland1015 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:35 PM
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1. How much does an octopus eat on a daily basis?
:shrug:
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:02 PM
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3. I think it depends
on what species of octopus, how big the octopus is, gender, and other factors.

For instance, off the top of my head, I recall that a female with a brood of eggs to protect doesn't really eat anything, but instead sits around to protect them for a month or so. Wiki answers tells me that they eat up to twice a day under more normal circumstances. I vaguely recall that they may eat something like their own bodyweight each day, but I am less sure of this recollection.

A trip over to Wikipedia tells me that they all die shortly after mating. Males may survive a few months, females hang on until after the eggs hatch. all of which makes me wonder, if an octopus could live as long as a human, given how clever they have proven in the approximately 5 year spans they are currently given, would they not overrun and replace humans with relative ease?
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:37 PM
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2. To settle custody disputes in Canada, I believe the parents compete
against one another in a dog sled race. Best two-out-of-three, IIRC. Unless one parent is requesting expanded visitation, in which case that parent has to prove fitness by winning (or at least tying) in a wrestling match with a polar bear...
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:03 PM
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4. better than than the Barbaric Californian custom
of resolving custody via Segway Drivebys and Botox competitions.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:15 PM
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5. Dude, that's so last century. Now, all legal disputes in CA are settled in favor of
whichever claimant's neo-vintage t-shirt carries the most ironic logo, while the tie-breaker is a blind tasting of obscure 19th Century cocktails...
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:39 PM
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6. Ah.
I would have figured the tie breaker for some sort of smog breathing endurance test, or perhaps ones personal heat/grass fire resistance quotient.
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