Most don't live (tiny octopus=tasty treat for a number of creatures), but enough do.
Here, thanks to diver Laura James is a brood of Giant Pacific Octopuses hatching:
video found via Scientific American
This is the mother octopus' last act, by the way. She's taken good care of the eggs, but hasn't eaten in all that time and will now die of starvation. Female octopuses won't eat even if someone offers food (that last bit courtesy of Kraken by Wendy Williams
Not enough octopus for you? You might also want to look at
- Even Severed Octopus Arms Have Smart Moves, which discusses the possible intelligence of the octupus arm and how the central brain might or might not coordinate the lot.
- Watch Kerry Perkins, "who researches marine life" describe How to Play with an Intelligent Octopus. This involves Duplos, which makes me hapy.
- Want more? There are lots of octopus images available in these NOAA desktop images. Which one do you want to view on booting up?
- Whatever you've heard about octopus camouflage, it won't be as impressive as watching this beast appear from nowhere and just as quickly vanish again.
- And, of course, you must go see Cake Wrecks Special Octopus entry!
3) I've posted articles before (see this list, for example) about the number of bacteria we share our bodies with. Here's a nice, handy, and cute guide from Bird and Moon: "Feeling Lonely?"
Some Dogs to Make You Smile
1) This dog does not want to wake up: Not for a rooster, a human, or an elephant, not though all three work together.
Found via The Mary Sue
Found through: various. More than one person shared this, and no wonder!
Trailers and Such
1) Despite what can best be described as a contentious relationship with Season Two of Once Upon a Time, I am still considering watching Season Three. Huffington Post has an exclusive teaser, with a minute or so of the first episode, Heart of the Truest Believer. I hope that Hook will actually have a reason to be around, that the bad guys will be kept to a reasonable number, and that reform will actually stick--or not--rather than varying from one episode to the next ("I'm good!" Now I'm evil." "Now I'm good!"). Oh, a warning about the clip: The little trailer is fun, but then it just keeps playing, seguing effortlessly from one clip to the next without asking.