Anyone ever see the movie 'Scanners'. Lots of mutants with the power to explode people's head in that one. This is no different.
So they did some experiment on some cephalopod that allowed him to GUESS the correct winner in some soccer games by following his basic instinct to eat food left for him in two containers. Big deal. Have him predict the winning lottery numbers and we have something useful for him to do.
I love how they give him a human name like PAUL so that we all feel an affinity with the sweet octopus. Everyone has to love the octopus.
Let's see how cuddly he is when you put him in some aquarium and he predicts the death of your loved ones and that group of toddlers who are on a field trip from their daycare center. Then what you gonna do? That's right, NOTHING but fight for your very life. Remember, you heard it here first. PSYCHIC OCTOPUS = NO GOOD.
Thanks to Mrs. Wings aka Ravyn for the tip. Remember bulb heads - I gots my people EVERYWHERE!
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
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.