quote:Originally posted by Evilpenguin9000:quote:Originally posted by xen0phile:
The American government, pushing further into supervillan territory all the time.
Seriously, they didn't have a Mitchell & Webb moment when they looked at that logo?
Made entirely of hubcaps, car trim, etc apparently…
Woot has a series of octopus shirts on sale. I actually already own at least three of them.
BBC Earth: Quest for the Kraken.
Gaaaaaah! Thanks José, that's gonna give me bad dreams for a week!
I caught and ate an octopus once, but *only* once. It seemed to take forever to die, even after I'd gutted and sliced it up [had stopped wriggling before I roasted it over a fire though]. Hopefully, what I was seeing was just postmortem neuromuscular noise, not actual suffering. I was always pretty good about being quick and painless, respectful, even toward clams, which have no brains to speak of.
Still, not an experience I'd care to repeat.
One time, deep sea fishing, accidentally caught one of them spiny abyssal monsters. The thing's expanding air sacs caused it to throw up its own entrails — and it had been dining on a baby octopus, which survived the whole messy eversion.
Subsequently, spooked, that little Zoidberg shot more ink than a tabloid.
This article's video of stroboscopic squid is freakin' nuts!
social media headline from "New Scientist":
"It's time to take a serious look at whether invertebrates like lobster and octopus feel pain"
Kinda face palm-y headline... for me, it'd be news if octopuses (in particular) *didn't* feel pain...
re: the octopus, at a dinner plate, getting sauce poured on it, and "dancing",
my understanding of that viral .GIF is that it is already dead, and the dancing is due to salt in the sauce interacting causing post-mortem contractions.
I dunno. I still want to go vegetarian. Meat's tasty, but I hate to make animals suffer just to be a glutton.
Jennie Breeden, of The Devil's Panties does take her tentacle interest quite far...