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  • July 10, 2015
    These are the acrylic tentacle cupcake toppers sold by Etsy store ThickandThinDesigns. They come in green and purple, are reusable, and available in 6-packs ($10) and 12-packs ($15). It's kind of weird seeing one sticking out the top of what is clearly a red velvet cupcake th... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2015
    These are the Polypodis high heels made by shoe designer Kermit Tesoro. They look like you're walking on a bunch of octopus tentacles. *eyeballing tentacle sticking into foot* But are they comfortable? That was a trick question, since when has fashion been comfortable? You... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2015
    This is a newly described species of flapjack octopus that scientists find so precious that they're trying to name it 'Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis' and not Clyde like the orange Pac-Man ghost. Did I tell you I had a dream the other night that my girlfriend had an octopus tentacl... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2015
    This is a short video of a clever octopus carrying a coconut that it can hide in should it ever feel threatened (previously: this much longer video from 2009 that shows an octopus fully enclosing itself in a coconut). Pretty clever, octopuses. But do you know what I would wan... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    This is a video of ocean life photographer Timothy Ewing taking pictures of a red octopus while the octopus checks him out. Whenever Timothy starts to disappear behind the rock, the octopus's curiosity gets the best of it and it raises itself to see where he went. Octopuses r... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2015
    This is a video of an octopus chasing a crab. Despite a valiant effort to escape, the crab loses. Now I want crabs. I remember going crabbing in Maryland by tying a piece of frozen chicken to a string and slowly pulling the crabs out of the water. One time a crab pinched me... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    These are the ceramic octopus (plus squid and jellyfish) planters made and sold by Cindy Searles for use with hanging air plants. They cost around $22 - $30 apiece and will make the perfect addition to my beach themed guest bathroom. I've already got the beach sunset wallpape... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2015
    This is a video/Sony commercial of Rambo the octopus taking pictures of visitors to the Sea Land Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand. Apparently Rambo learned how to push the shutter button after just three attempts. For reference, my little sister still doesn't know how to tak... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2015
    Remember Kirstie Williams' fake hair octopus hairclips? Well now she's selling them in all sorts of colors and styles in her Etsy store CuriousCephalopods (~$97). I just bought two, so I can have two octopuses tentacle-fighting on top of my head. What are they fighting over?... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    To continue with the last two posts' enchantment under the sea theme, this is a short video of a snorkeler getting surprised by an octopus that blows its cover and reveals itself after the diver gets too close. Man, he was hiding GOOD. Like, I would never play hide-and-seek w... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    This is a series of octopus tentacle chandeliers crafted by artist Adam Wallacavage. You may recall these previous versions from 2013. I want one. But I want it to look as lifelike as possible. And I want the tentacles to wiggle. Actually, if we could just flood my dining ... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2014
    This is a custom yellow gold and diamond octopus tentacle ring designed and crafted by jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills. Pretty cool, right? I've never been much of one to wear jewelry, but I would definitely make an exception for this. Or one of those split-heart BFF necklace... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2014
    Note: I moved this post up from last year for relevance, originally posted December 2013. This is the Cthulhu inspired Christmas dinner made by Texan Rusty Eulberg and his wife. It consists of a bacon layered turkey (although way more bacon definitely wouldn't hurt anything... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2014
    These are the $13 3-D tyrannosaurus rex and octopus coffee mugs designed and sold by ThinkGeek. The t-rex holds 17-ounces, the octopus 15-ounces, and both make the perfect mugs to differentiate yourself from the rest of your coworkers. "Nice mug, GW." NO SHIT IT IS, PHIL, I'... / Continue →
  • September 29, 2014
    This is a video demonstrating the robotic octopus built by the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas. You know, because regular octopuses weren't scary enough. They all look like alien penises to me. "You spend a lot of time thinking about alien penises?" I write Sta... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2014
    This is a video from an unmanned underwater rover being operated by a team aboard the research vessel Nautalis of an unusually large Dumbo octopus (named after their giant 'ears') roaming the ocean's depths in the Caribbean Sea. Researchers estimate the octopus to be almost fi... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2014
    This is the octopus hairpiece made by DeviantARTist deeed (aka Kirstie Williams). It's a bunch of fake hair that looks like an octopus. Or -- OR -- is it an octopus that looks like a bunch of fake hair? After all, those guys are notoriously good at disguising themselves. "P... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2014
    This is the plush octopus backpack made by Tumblr-er Jennifer Mones. I'm not sure how it was made, but presumably out of an existing octopus plush toy. I made a Cabbage Patch backpack like that once. Well, it wasn't so much a backpack as one of my little sister's Cabbage Pa... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2014
    This is a Caribbean Pygmy Octopus that recently hatched at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Florida. It's so teensy! If this were a Disney movie, it would think that pencil eraser is its mother. This is not a Disney movie though, this is real life. There are no ha... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2014
    These are a bunch of examples of the custom octopus tentacle jewelry made by DeviantARTist KTOctopus (aka Kaity O'Shea, who also runs the WalkingSquid Etsy shop where she sells her wares). She makes necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Did you know octopuses are human's closes... / Continue →