Would you believe this photograph, and many more, was shot by an octopus?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 15 April 2015

How would you feel if your photo is taken by an eight-arm photographer who’s a sucker for your smile? Meet Rambo, an octopus at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Rambo the octopus has been trained to take photos of visitors at the aquarium

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 3 April 2015

We’ve shown you how smart octopuses are in the past. But this is just insane! Sony recently partnered with the Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand to teach an octopus named Rambo how to take photos of visitors from inside her tank.

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The latest in accessories are these hairy scary octopus fascinators

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 2 April 2015

Artist Kirstie Williams has caused quite the commotion recently because of her unique hair accessories. This Western Australia-based artist has invented the hair-octopus fascinator and Etsy orders are going through the roof.

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These socks will bring on the sushi cravings whenever you put them on

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Saturday 21 March 2015

Oh boy, this would surely bring foot fetish (or is it food fetish?) to a whole new level. Fresh from the sushi carousel, these delicious-looking sushi socks are made in Toyama, Japan.

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These hand-blown glass sculptures are so life-like, you’d think they’re real animals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Oregon-based artist Scott Bisson has basically spent his entire life mastering the art of glass blowing, and by the looks of his lifelike animal sculptures, he’s mastered it pretty well. Using his fascination with nature, he manipulates glass to mimic the intricate shapes and textures of different animals.

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Try this over-the-top octopus tentacles ring for some sea monster drama in your life

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 29 December 2014

Jason of Beverly Hills CEO Jason Arasheben recently posted a picture of this impressive octopus ring with tentacles splayed across a model’s hand with the cryptic note ‘Diamond Octopus ring takes over Rodeo Drive’. This horrific kickass bit of jewelry doesn’t seem to be available for sale on the site yet, but it needs to be.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: The mimic octopus tastes with its suckers, sees with its skin, and can take on the shape of just about anything!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 10 November 2014

Listen up-if you thought dolphins, sea lions or even otters were the most intelligent creatures under the sea, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Let me introduce you to the mimic octopus. Just over half a metre long, the mimic octopus is capable of impersonating other sea creatures (such as poisonous fish, jellyfish and sea snakes) in order to avoid danger. In fact, most of the creatures the mimic octopus imitates are poisonous.

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This octopus opens a jar faster than most humans

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 9 May 2014

Ever wondered how smart an octopus actually is? About as smart as your average toddler. No, way smarter! This video shows just how terrifyingly smart an octopus is when trapped in a jar. Check out those suction cups. Check out that brainpower. It makes you think twice about eating that char grilled baby octopus, right? […]

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We can’t get enough of these Avengers octopus plushies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Octopoda, assemble! Etsy seller and cosplayer Darcy created these cuddly tentacled versions of Earth’s mightiest heroes. The collection of plushies comes with witty (and some not so witty) octopus-inspired names like Tony Starktopus, Thorctopus, Loktopus, and Captain America. Each huggable creature very much resembles the superhero they aspire to be, for instance, Loktopus bearing the […]

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Extraordinary video shows Octopus babies hatch by the thousands

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Watch as thousands of teeny weeny baby octopuses hatch! This video was captured by a diver in Puget Sound, about 30 meters below the surface. These octopuses are only millimeters in length when they hatch but can grow to weigh more than 15 kilograms and with an arm span of more than 4 meters. Yikes! […]

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Faux octopus taxidermy makes for cool home fixtures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 23 August 2013

Wow, this is amazing. Think of taxidermy, and you’ll probably think of wall-mounted deer heads and what-not. Well, how about sea monster tentacles for a change? To be precise, faux taxidermied 24″ octopus arms crafted from sturdy urethane that extend 181/2″ from the wall? Thanks to California-based Etsy seller ArtAkimbo, you can now get a […]

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Octopus beanbag recycled from jeans threatens to strangle you comfortably

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 15 August 2013

What? AtelierBlink’s Octopus Chair is a curious beast with four pairs of bleached denim jeans sewn together. You can open up all eight arms as a beanbag to lounge on, or pretend to be strangled by fastening yourself within.

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Curious octopus-elephant street mural boasts amazing details

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 27 July 2013

What a brilliant idea by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz: a curious mash-up of an elephant and an octopus as a street mural, with its trunk as one of the octopus arms. Diaz apparently took an entire week at Hanbury Street off Brick Lane, London, to complete the work with tiny little brushstrokes. Sure beats going to the zoo and imagining hybrids animals that don’t exist.

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Adam Wallacavage’s Octopus-inspired chandeliers

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Monday 29 April 2013

Living in the home country of IKEA, it is always nice to see something original, hand crafted, and AWESOME. Adam Wallacavage’s chandeliers are just that. Creating the chandelier from epoxy clay, spray paint and ‘secret sauce to give it that classy glassy look,’ Wallacavage creates extravagant ornamental sculptures crafted in a myriad of colours and […]

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This macro photo of octopus eggs may put you off fish for life

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 6 February 2013

If you needed proof for the existence of aliens, well, here you go. Actually, these are octopus eggs. Maybe they’re not as cool as aliens, but they are still pretty incredible. Yes, isn’t nature amazing?

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