I may earn money from the participating companies linked in this post: Bookshop.org (supporting my nearby independent bookstore Bluebird & Co, in Crozet, VA) and/or Audible. My podcast is sponsored by Audible and Care/Of.
Aristotle did not think much of the octopus.
Orion Magazine keeping it real:
A note on grammar:
Octopuses, not octopi, is now considered the correct plural among the octopus intelligentsia. Octopi has been discarded as the plural because of its Latin ending on a Greek word. The correct plural for applepus, however, is still apple pie.
I want an applepus, please.
Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate * Roland C. Anderson, Jennifer A. Mather, James B. Wood
Slate: How Smart is the Octopus?
Modern Mechanix: Octopus Wrestling is My Hobby, Wilmon Menard
Forget these guys who decided to yank these sweet, smart creatures out of their rock gardens. Let us sing and read about them, instead! Take it, Ringo!
Octopus’s Garden * the children’s book version by Ringo himself
Octopus Wrestling Championships on TV–at least televised golf doesn’t hurt the ecosystem. Assholes.
Bands from this episode:
- Aquatic Cage Match
- Tentacle Cage Match