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Date: 12/18/09 06:01 AM

47 Responses to Are Octopus`s Smarter Than We First Thought? [Vid]

  1. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    Link: Are Octopus`s Smarter Than We First Thought? - An octopus that uses coconut shells as protective armour in the waters off Indonesia. How`d you get so crafty, octopus?
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:11 am
    Hehe... monty python refernce :P
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:45 am
    I`ve got a lovly bunch of coconuts.....
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:46 am
    Hahaha, well done on the reference. :D

    What...is the average underwater velocity of an Octopus? :D

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    lilredmonkey Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:55 am
    i allways thought it was somthing to do with swallows, you know...two of them with a pice of string?
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:42 am
    Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?!
  7. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:57 am
    good for them
  8. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:58 am
    and btw.. what would the average velocity of those swallows who carries those cocunuts be?
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    Olk Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:15 am
    good for them but there`s no such thing as octopus`s they`re octopi
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:41 am
    I wonder what its average water velocity is.
  11. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:44 am
    We`ve known for some time that octopi are quite intelligent. For instance, they can open screw-top jars to get food inside.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6mtZSzYe...

    They`re also pretty badass: they kill and eat sharks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOEZh1Lb...

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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:44 am
    Actually, Olk, `octopi` is incorrect. `Octopodes` is apparently the correct word from the Greek but in English it`s also acceptable to say `octopuses`.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:50 am
    and btw.. what would the average velocity of those swallows who carries those cocunuts be?

    Well, that depends. Are we talking African swallows or European swallows here?

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:56 am
    And seeing as we`re wildly off-topic anyways, courtesy of Monty Python, I thought I`d share this mildly amusing gag:

    What kind of bird brings white babies? A White Stork.
    What kind of bird brings black babies? A Black Stork.
    What kind of bird brings no babies? A Swallow.

    Thank you, thank you, you`re a great crowd, I`m here all week.

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    Caretta Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:01 am
    Octopoo.
    The word is Octopoo.
  16. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:11 am
    evolution?
  17. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:32 am
    Well, it`s a cultural evolution if the octopuses passes it down to their offspring and thus develop their shielding technology further. The reason why humans are so smart is because of the way that culture became a huge focus in our survival. Without that, we may not have developed such an advanced consciousness--especially not without the right selection pressures.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:07 am
    \/ I wouldn`t call it a technology.
  19. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:23 am
    Like I needed one more reason not to swim in the ocean - that`s fascinating, but also very, very creepy.
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    chrisfalcon Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:39 am
    Octopi. And yeah, I am pretty sure they are plotting to take over mankind`s puny civilization with advanced weaponry. Will you be ready?
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 11:53 am
    The octopus is one of the smartest animals (when it comes to problem solving) around! Just google it..loads of videos.


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    ILuvMJ Female 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    they have coconuts, and they know how to use them.
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    ummm... no. the plural of octopus is octoplox... everyone knows that... like hippopotaplox and duck billed platyplox.
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    kimkio Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    ....and they get eaten by the chinese alive
  25. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    aw. and at the end he wanted a hug!
  26. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    Lazy me. It is technology. A pencil is technology. Thread is technology. Using half a coconut shell and OTHER things to defend yourself from predators is technology. Technology is how we use objects--not the objects themselves. Or in this case, how the octopuses are using it.
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    SLC77 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    thats really cool
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    television17 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    The correct pluralization of `octopus` is `octopi`, not `octopus`s`. `octopus`s` means `belonging to the octopus`.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    vv Actually, octopuses is quite correct and proper. As is octopodes. Octopi definitely is not (as it would be a Latin pluralisation of Greek word). You`re right on the octopus`s though, that`s just silly.
  30. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    `Octopodes` was first

    But language evolves

  31. Profile photo of MonoBrow
    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    NO! It`s Octoplox! GAHH!
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    i wasn`t going to watch this video, but i did after reading beccah`s comment and i wanted to see an octopus wanting a hug...
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    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    I love the way they say octopus.
    AWKTAHPOOS!
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Further proof that Cthulu shall rule us all.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    You know, I could go for some Octopi right now.

    See what I did there?

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    kittilia Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    so after humans all die from some freak accident.... octopi are going to rule the planet?
    I wanna be there a few million years from now when they make their first surface world voyages in water-filled reverse-submarines.
    I wonder what they consider as junk food. They have like an uncle octi at every corner and activists for fish`s rights. a religion based on the belief that there`s a god somewhere in the open air, all powerfull and air-breathing. oooh. and then, one day while excavating(which they might be really good at. I mean, they have eight arms to work with) they`ll be like, "hey, I think I found signs of an intelligent life form which existed before us!" ** holds up a 5 million year old coke bottle ** :-O
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    AwesomeFace Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    First they rape our women and now this? OUTRAGEOUS!
  38. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    APJ and Davymid, American Heritage, Encarta, Merriam-Webster, and Cambridge dictionaries all show octopuses and octopi both to be proper plural forms. (I would have checked Oxford, too, but it is now unfortunately a pay site.)
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    cacacaca500 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 4:26 am
    no ody gives a poo
  40. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 5:08 am
    I shot an octopus with a harpoon once. I felt bad afterwards. They`re so cool!
  41. Profile photo of zookuw
    zookuw Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 7:09 am
    camera nom nom nom
  42. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 7:28 am
    I`ve always wanted an octopus. I used to think if I owned an animal I would become best friends with it and it would start talking to me and it could teach me how to turn into it. That dream ended in fourth grade when I got my first memorable pet (meaning we had pets when I was a baby) and all it did was pull my sweats down then start barking at me.
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    zanneh Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    "they`ve got coconuts and now how to use them"
  44. Profile photo of MLime
    MLime Female 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    Haha the accent is distracting
    Octopi scare me
    I`ve watched too many weird TV shows where people are attacked by them and stuck in their tentacles
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    unbanned Male 13-17
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    December 20, 2009 at 1:15 am
    nope
  46. Profile photo of cpt_poopiepa
    cpt_poopiepa Male 18-29
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    December 23, 2009 at 11:19 am
    Tbh, I think they`re just preparing for the invasion :\
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    AC1 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:29 am
    That lady had the most bizarre mixture of British and Southern American accents I`ve ever heard.
    Good example at 0:10.

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