Thursday, November 06, 2008

Now Back to Serious Octopus-Related News





I don't know about you guys, but I'm sooo relieved the election is over. (Who was my choice for president? There are ways to find out, if you're a particularly good detective. But my lips are sealed!) As for the big issues of the day, I'm honored that many of you have chosen Ananka's diary to debate them. I encourage all sides of every issue to speak out (nicely, of course). It's my belief that the only hope we have of making the world a better place is to sit down and really listen to those who disagree with us.

However . . . let's get back to the bizarre, shall we? I've come across lots of stories about genius octopi in the past. (They're crafty little creatures.) But I have to say, the story of Otto the octopus takes the cake. Seems Otto didn't like the light that workers at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany would let shine into his habitat during the night. So he found a way to deal with it. Find out how here.

14 Comments:

Blogger TheMog said...

I DEMAND A RECOUNT!!1!

Don't let Giant Squirrels steal the election!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Arsenic said...

WOW! I always knew they were crafty little buggers!

-Arsenic
http://lady-arsenic.blogspot.com

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Octopi are brilliant. I love them. =D

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Lady of the Dance said...

yay! go otto! kill that lamp!

6:08 PM  
Anonymous SAMEANANYMOUS said...

FUN FUN FUN
otto rocks.
good for him!;D;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;

6:54 PM  
Anonymous mei said...

Ha! Smart little octopi.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Undiscovered Universe said...

I heared about that!!

themog: funny!

Kiki/Ananka/Kirsten: I will find out who you voted for! :)

10:16 PM  
Blogger Lady Dahlia said...

That story is actually kind of cute! I love smart animals!
Did they ever test octopi on Mythbusters? I'm pretty sure they did, but I can't remember. :P

12:06 AM  
Blogger Dante's.Inferno said...

Nice. I feel for the poor octopus. Everytime my mom comes in my room during the day, she turns on my light and I have to get up and turn it off again. Sigh.
I'm stuck; does anyone know any good phobias?

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Miranda said...

Aww! I love how he does the interior tank design :)

3:38 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

i can totally see octopi running an aquarium by hacking into the computers and nobody would ever know... o.0

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Apocrypha said...

I love octopi more than words can say!

[:

9:38 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

X3 That is soo cute!!

4:47 PM  
Blogger sweet_voldemort said...

cute.i never know that octopus could be that smart.

12:08 AM  

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