Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Touching Story of Two Unlikely Friends

Louis is an eighteen-month-old giant Pacific octopus. Mr. Potato Head is a plastic vegetable who enjoys dressing up. Who'd have thought they'd end up best friends?

When Louis recently took up residence at an English aquarium, scientists at the facility worried that he might get a little bored. Octopi, you see, are extremely intelligent creatures, and their curiosity must be constantly stimulated if they're to remain happy and healthy. So the scientists decided to introduce Louis to Mr. Potato Head. Now the two play together for hours at a time, and Louis can get quite testy when it's time for Mr. Potato Head to leave.

Of course their friendship isn't hurt by the fact that the scientists use the secret compartment inside Mr. Potato Head to hide special treats, like fresh crab meat. But there's no reason to tell Mr. Potato Head that.

More here.


Blogger theatre said...

creeeeeeeeeepy. that is so out there :) I love this site!

11:55 AM  
Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...


12:08 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

This is definitely on the more interesting side of stories of unlikely animal companions,but what would happen if you gave him a Barbie?

2:18 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Patsee: Interesting question!

Theatre: Have you been somewhere fascinating again?

7:40 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

That is soo cool!! I wanna see if they put a water proof camera inside!! Mmmm octipus... They taste good. *D

10:42 PM  
Blogger Nico said...

i saw that on you tube looking up squid and octipi

6:34 PM  

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