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Tumblr Posts To Celebrate World Octopus Day

As the name suggests, World Octopus Day celebrates every year, on October 8th, one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet today; the octopus. 

Octopuses are worthy of appreciation for a number of reasons. First of all, they are one of the earth's great survivors. Indeed, despite their relatively short lifespan, octopus fossils date back more than 300 million years, meaning that they pre-date even dinosaurs. They are also highly intelligent, with around 500 million neurons located in their brains and arms, allowing them to bypass their instincts, learn lessons and solve problems.

In addition, they are visually stunning, coming in various different colors and shapes, while the Giant Pacific Octopus is able to grow to weigh more than 600 pounds!

So how should you celebrate World Octopus Day? How about some clever Tumblr posts? 

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    Organism - "Tried to take some photos of an octopus, but he grabbed the camera and took some of me instead. transparasite: tastefullyoffensive: (photos by Bill Watterson and an octopus) Ithink this is the best scientist photograph I have ever seen. Source: tastefullyoffe...
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    Wildlife - foxpost-generator Octopuses can fit through any gap larger than their beak. 2e Story one GIF by gif87a-com therebloggening What a beautiful octopus. Source: foxpost-generator 319,432 notes
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    giant pacific octopus - 1 52% l Verizon LTE 09:52 Tweet HOsea SnatchedEdges @haking Put this nigga back in the ocean. Google Facts @GoogleFacts An octopus named Otto caused an aquarium power outage by climbing to the edge of his tank and shooting a jet of water at a bright light that was annoying him. He's also been seen juggling hermit crabs, throwing rocks at the glass, and re-arranging his tank surroundings. 1/6/18, 07:12 62.4K Retweets 166K Likes Tweet your reply
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    Organism - mermaids-luv 2011 David Andrew роорсор GREAT octopus TEN OUT OF TEN shiny misscrits This is a first edition holographic octopus. This is worth a lot of money. savagepassion Real life shiny. 10/10 would squish.
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    Text - wittyusernamed My buddy read an article about octopus intelligence. It was feeding time, and the handler dumped some shrimp into an octopus' tank. Then he went into another room and sat at his desk. A while later, a shrimp was tossed onto his desk. The octopus, upon finding one bad shrimp in the lot, had grabbed it, escaped its tank, crossed the hall, and threw the expired shrimp at its caretaker. Not only does this showcase their problem-solving capabilities, but also that it could have
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    Organism - There is a tiny octopus that is so cute it may be named 'adorabilis' Ultrafacts.tumblr.com
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    Text - Oo Verizon 95% 10:14 AM My buddy read an article about octopus intelligence. It was feeding time, and the handler dumped some shrimp into an octopus' tank. Then he went into another room and sat at his desk. A while later, a shrimp was tossed onto his desk. The octopus, upon finding one bad shrimp in the lot, had grabbed it, escaped its tank, crossed the hall, and threw the expired shrimp at its caretaker. Not only does this showcase their problem-solving capabilities, but also that it co
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    Organism - wehaveproof Baby octopus all snugglied up in a vacant clamshell (photographer unknown, found via: cephalopoda) schizsune is not vacant it has an octopus in it! celticpyro Vacant clamshell: exists. Baby octopus: lolpies/AstroFunny
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    Text - flylittlekoala the first time EVER scientists managed to spot a pair of deep sea octopi mating it turned out to be 1. two males and 2. two males of different species 3. the much smaller octopus was clearly topping. neither of the octopi showed any sign of distress, so they clearly were into it, and octopi are too smart not to know what they were doing. source postmodernmulticoloredcloak the animal kingdom is a lot gayer than people want you to believe. cassesque everything is a lot gayer
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