Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
Mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind the enemy...too many mind. No mind.
The tool-using octopi of Bali.
Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?Not at all. They could be carried.
hah! I remembering seeing a Jacques Cousteau film with a much larger one (100lbs?) , escaping from a big fish tank on deck, slithering down a stairway , inspecting and then out a scuttle port to plop down in the the sea. Took it <5min as soon as people made themselves scarce.You can just see thought bubble, "did that ass just say calamari?! Checque please!"
I saw something similar on one of the late night shows a while back. Scientists taught octopi to unscrew a jar to get to the food inside. They showed video of the critter unscrewing the jar, then cut to a crew of a submarine yelling, “Don’t teach them that!”
Non-Euclidean architecture can't be far behind!
now that the crows and the chimps are catching up with us, the new standard of significance ought to be tool-using animals that make tools using other tools. Of course, that pretty much rules out vast swaths of humans who can't change a fuse in their car.
If they manage to figure out how to use fire underwater I for one would gladly welcome our new cephalopodic overlords.They'd be a huge step up the evolutionary ladder from the spineless jellyfish currently at the helm in Washington.
If you really want to feel nervous, consider the fact that vampire bats are evolving opposable thumbs.
Heh, boned Nice one.
The only thing that will save us, is that they don't live very long. I believe I've read that all octopodes are dead of old age before they're a year old. I dread some bozo grad student doing life-extension experiments with the critters.
I won't worry until they're proficient with weapons; probably while learning to use knives they'll furnish all the world's calamari needs for years to come.
Hey, Tam says we're crazy about fantasizing about calling in sick for work because we're too busy fighting the government in revolution.Maybe we're just fighting the onslaught of cephalapods!Hey in your Bug-Out-Bag you won't need to pack too much food! Those fuckers are TASTY!
They can also change their skin color and patterning to mimic their surroundings - instant multi-cam.
Why vote for the lesser evil?http://www.summeroflovecraft.com/images/Cthulhu-elections.gif
Argh, it drives me nuts when they come right out the gate calling them "primitive" because they're invertebrates. They're obviously NOT primitive, they're just not vertebrates. You don't need a damn backbone to evolve.
Speaking of Breda, Verizon Antivirus has declared her a fraudulent website abd isn't allowing access.
*shrugs at Secesh* Peerguardian 2 blocks AtomicNerds, or did, last I checked.
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