Wednesday, December 16, 2009


You know how you just saw that article about the octopus using tools? You know, this one.

Don't believe it. There's no way it's the first document case of this, because on Monday night I was watching Nature (remember watching Nature when you were a little kid? Before The Discovery Channel satiated your our-world-is-both-amazing-and-insane viewing needs?) and they were doing a show on squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. One of the clips they showed was an octopus grabbing a bottle and running across the ocean floor with it, and then using it for shelter.

Maybe it's just me, but that sounds an awful lot like the tool use described in that article. And clearly, if that show has already made it to air (and Mrs. Fickle swears it was a rerun), it was discovered before these scientists did their little dealy.

Just sayin'.

I'd like to be
Under the sea

1 comment:

Jacob said...

Yeah, well, Aquaman's octopus friend Topo predates them all: