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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Octothief Caught On Camera

This is crazy cool:

Scuba diving near the Wahine Memorial in Wellington, New Zealand, Victor Huang ran into a camera-thieving Kraken that made off with his brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2. Following a five minute chase, Victor was able to pry loose his prized possession from the mouth of the beast.

The entire ordeal was captured on film, Jacques Cousteau-style, and set to the tune of Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones’ “Octopus I Love You.”

This would have been really embarrassing if he hadn't been able to get his camera back at the end. Check it out:


There is ample evidence that these creatures are much more intelligent than they have been popularly given credit for. I think that their otherworldly appearance and lack of cuddliness or anthropomorphism has caused them to be treated more like mysterious aliens in our everyday thinking rather than the curious beings they obviously are.

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3 comments:

magpie said...

I'd like to be
under the sea
In an octopus' garden
in the shade

JBW said...

I was completely unfamiliar with that Beatles song until now. Thanks, magpie.

Shannon said...

Never thought of it that way. They really are pretty smart.