Octopuses are really incredible, In some ways they are very different, but you’ll be surprised to learn these 10 amazing facts about the creepiest creature.
Octopuses can solve puzzles, recognize human faces, open childproof medicine bottles, navigate mazes, and when they get bored, they keep themselves busy by inventing simple games!
They need a new home every day, and find shells, discarded bottles, or anything else they come across. As long as it’s just slightly bigger than they are, they’ll make it their home. Then they wait to attack their prey.
Scientists have learned to spot octopus homes by piles of debris right outside the entrance from all the cleaning they do. Females also lay their eggs in a similar fashion to the way we hang twinkle lights – very stylish.
In 0.3 seconds, to be exact. They can change their color, texture, and shape to match their surroundings. As if that camouflage wasn’t enough, they’ll cast a pseudomorph, which is basically like a smoke bomb consisting of ink and mucus that irritates and distracts predators to allow for a stealthy escape.
They’ve got a sharp beak and a toothed ribbon called a radula, so when their strong arms aren’t enough to open a clam, they drill a hole in its shell, stun it with poison, and the clam opens right up. Dinner’s served!
Yep, the male’s sex organ is located at the end of one of his arms, so he doesn’t have to leave the house to procreate if he doesn’t want to…and if the young lady lives nearby.
via mental floss