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

Submitted by: Tacos4Brkfst 7 years ago Science

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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Male 35
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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Male 14
Tbh, I think they`re just preparing for the invasion :\
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Male 999
nope
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Female 126
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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Male 130
"they`ve got coconuts and now how to use them"
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Female 536
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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Male 195
camera nom nom nom
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Male 695
I shot an octopus with a harpoon once. I felt bad afterwards. They`re so cool!
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Male 93
no ody gives a poo
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Male 15,832
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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Male 15
First they rape our women and now this? OUTRAGEOUS!
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Female 500
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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Male 2,796
You know, I could go for some Octopi right now.

See what I did there?

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Male 3,431
Further proof that Cthulu shall rule us all.
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Male 949
I love the way they say octopus.
AWKTAHPOOS!
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Female 3,598
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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Male 541
NO! It`s Octoplox! GAHH!
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Male 620
`Octopodes` was first

But language evolves

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Male 12,138
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.
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Male 49
The correct pluralization of `octopus` is `octopi`, not `octopus`s`. `octopus`s` means `belonging to the octopus`.
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Male 569
thats really cool
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Male 2,290
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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Female 668
aw. and at the end he wanted a hug!
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Female 877
....and they get eaten by the chinese alive
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Male 541
ummm... no. the plural of octopus is octoplox... everyone knows that... like hippopotaplox and duck billed platyplox.
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Female 151
they have coconuts, and they know how to use them.
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Male 3,369
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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Male 169
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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Female 4,039
Like I needed one more reason not to swim in the ocean - that`s fascinating, but also very, very creepy.
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Male 10,440
\/ I wouldn`t call it a technology.
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Male 2,290
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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Male 7,585
evolution?
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Male 540
Octopoo.
The word is Octopoo.
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Male 12,138
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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Male 12,138
[quote]and btw.. what would the average velocity of those swallows who carries those cocunuts be?[/quote]

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

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Male 749
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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Male 15,832
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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Male 1,929
I wonder what its average water velocity is.
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Male 91
good for them but there`s no such thing as octopus`s they`re octopi
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Male 3,619
and btw.. what would the average velocity of those swallows who carries those cocunuts be?
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Male 3,619
good for them
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Male 801
Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?!
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Female 13
i allways thought it was somthing to do with swallows, you know...two of them with a pice of string?
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Female 331
Hahaha, well done on the reference. :D

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

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Male 4,807
I`ve got a lovly bunch of coconuts.....
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Male 1,266
Hehe... monty python refernce :P
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Male 620
Link: Are Octopus`s Smarter Than We First Thought? [Vid] [Rate Link] - 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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