Cool Octopus Facts


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1. The blood of an octopus is a pale bluish/green
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2. An octopus will eat its own arms if it gets really hungry.
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3. An octopus can change its shape and color to blend in with its surroundings.
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4. Studies have shown that octopuses learn easily, including learning by observation of another octopus.
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5. An octopus actually has 6 arms and 2 legs, not 8 legs.
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6. A female octopus is called a hen.
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7. Two-thirds of an octopus’s brain is in its arms.
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8. The US launched a spy rocket with a logo featuring an octopus and the words "Nothing is beyond our reach."
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9. An octopus is able to squeeze through a hole the size of a dime.
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10. A stressed or sick octopus will sometimes bite its own arms off.
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11. An octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.

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