I warn you and warn you and warn you again. Biologist Mark Norman has done his due diligence and documented how octopus use split open coconut shells as hiding places. This is the first know use of TOOLS by an invertebrate animal. Does this scare the crap out of anyone else? Next thing they will be flying F-16s and bombing the White House. Slippery slope people, slippery slope. With the way that cephalopods gossip (it's in their genetic make-up to talk about you behind your back) you know that this 'tool' thing is going viral under the sea. Soon they will all be looking for something to bash you in the head with. Lets hope this octopus was just some retard who accidentally discovered what he could use a coconut for because, if he ever puts the pieces together in his spongie little mind, we are going to be in it deep. I couldn't embed the video of this 'ability' so please follow the link after the italics to see for yourself.
An octopus would dig up the two halves of a coconut shell, then use them as protective shielding when stopping in exposed areas or when resting in sediment.
This, on its own, astonished the team. Then they noticed that the octopuses, after using the coconut shells, would arrange them neatly below the centers of their bodies and “walk” around with the shells—awkwardly.
The following video may fascinate some but it terrifies me. Doesn't help that Mr Announcer with his pro-octopus agenda mentions nothing about how their ability to squeeze through tubes might make out underwater stations vulnerable to attack. Kill them all now - only way to ensure our safety.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.