5 Fun Facts About Octopuses to Celebrate World Octopus Day

October 07, 2018

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Happy World Octopus Day (Oct 8th, of course)!
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Here's some crazy facts about octopuses - because I love me a random fact, hope you do too😘
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1. Octopuses are widely considered to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Scientists say octopuses are capable of learning from experience and maintaining short- and long-term memory. They’ve also been observed using tools in an intelligent manner — such as coconuts for personal fortresses.
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2. Octopuses have three hearts and blue blood.  Two of the hearts serve to move blood past their gills, while the third pumps blood through the rest of the body
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3. Saying “octopi” is incorrect, it's octopuses (or octopodes) #sorrynotsorry
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4. They're not called “tentacles,” they’re called ‘’arms”. Tentacles are reserved for squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses. Octopuses have eight arms, zero tentacles
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5. Each arm has a mind of its own. Two-thirds of an octopus’s neurons reside in its arms, meaning they can react to stimuli and function at a fairly high level on their own, even when severed from the body.

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