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? […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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?
Yeah, yeah, we’re huge fans of octopi. We’re also huge fans of robots. Which makes the octopus robot just that much more magical. This isn’t just any robo-octo either, it’s the world’s first entirely soft robot too. Primarily developed for search and rescue missions at sea, the robot moves with six silicone tentacles and uses […]
We love octopi. They’re masters of disguise and have three hearts and nine brains because they’re so badass. We’d love to have an octopus as a pet too if they weren’t so good at escaping either. Such is life. Here’s the next best thing: a surrogate octopus companion in the form of a 130cm-long octopus bolster. It will — as these hilarious product shots show — wrap its eight long tentacles around you everywhere you go whether you’re sleeping, reading or driving. The Chinese are the ones behind this, of course.
Sometimes coffee isn’t enough to wake you up. Sometimes you need an octopus hanging out in the bottom of the cup to really make it a morning. Thanks to Creature Cups, this is easily achieved. Irreverent spins on the classic coffee cup, now featured in assorted styles in the Lost At E Minor store.
If there is such a thing as a collective unconscious world, then the octopus is spooking around in there for quite a while now. The amount of weird squid photos and drawings I have seen in the past twelve months surely is amazing.