Photo courtesy Smithsonian National Zoo
I’m always fascinated to learn more about the other inhabitants of the planet that could totally kick my ass, so I’m pleased that the Zoo has a new Giant Pacific Octopus. It’s actually not so giant at the moment, weighing only 3 pounds, but it’s about to hit its growth spurt and will grow to be 13 times its current size over the next year. Which, to be frank, is not nearly as badass as it would be in the wild, potentially growing to hundreds of pounds.
But it does give me the opportunity to share my favorite collection of Octopus Facts: “This is Why an Octopus is More Awesome than Your Mom,” from The Oatmeal. Enjoy.