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If your hands could smell, you’d be an octopus

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Exactly how does those octopi suckers work and how useful are they? Take a look and learn more!

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Find octopi fascinating?  Visit this link:  6 Amazing Cephalopod Species You Didn't Know Existed! This TED Ed lesson is full of information about cephalopods:  Why the octopus brain is so extraordinary by Cláudio L. Guerra.




Check out some of the more unique octopi in this TED Ed lesson:  Underwater astonishments featuring David Gallo.  Exactly how intelligent are cephalopods?  Read:   How Smart is The Octopus by Carl Zimmer.  The Smithsonian Magazine also addressed the same topic: Are octopuses smart?






For more about those amazing tentacles watch:  Octopi Have a Brain in Every Tentacle!
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