I was debating which of the twenty sites that posted on the tool-using octopus to link to when I noticed Neatorama went the extra mile and made a Monty Python reference in their post. National Geographic’s article and video (embedded) provide wonderful illustration.

Fantastic line from the interview showing how much joy scientific discover can bring:

“We were blown away,” said biologist Mark Norman of discovering the octopus behavior off Indonesia. “It was hard not to laugh underwater and flood your [scuba] mask.

I guess we get to add octopi to the ever growing list of animals that are way smarter than we had thought.

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