D'AWWWWCTOPUS: post yr images of adorable octopuses here (no squid allowed)

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call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:07 (two years ago) link

they truly are superior beings aren't they

marcos, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:15 (two years ago) link

love 'em

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:16 (two years ago) link

it's kind of a bummer that they are delicious

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:19 (two years ago) link

i can't bring myself to eat octopus anymore tbh

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:20 (two years ago) link


mick signals, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:23 (two years ago) link


mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:34 (two years ago) link


your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:35 (two years ago) link

lol yes i can't get it to post

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:36 (two years ago) link

haha. lovely thraed

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:36 (two years ago) link

I think I'm starting to warm to octopuses now.

calzino, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:37 (two years ago) link

come on in, the water's lovely

(and filled with octopuses)

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:37 (two years ago) link


mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:42 (two years ago) link

protection wheeeeee!

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:43 (two years ago) link

you, a wise evolutionary scientist: "octopuses have learnt to armour themselves with coconut shells"
me, an internet clown: THEY FUCKING LOVE IT

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:45 (two years ago) link


Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:47 (two years ago) link

pixar couldn't make the lil' un much cueter than that.

calzino, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:56 (two years ago) link


mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:57 (two years ago) link

lord almighty look at that li'l guy

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:59 (two years ago) link


mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:00 (two years ago) link

lol i had one of those

mark s, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:04 (two years ago) link

Genuinely shocked I never thought to start a cute octopus thread.


Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:20 (two years ago) link


Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:28 (two years ago) link

Just remove the "s" from "https". Yes, it means its not secure, but that's how ILX rolls.

Sanpaku, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:07 (one year ago) link



Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 16 November 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

o fuck

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 16 November 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

from this thread i ended up at the end of the internet and learning about the argonaut or paper nautilus, which is not a nautilus but apparently a back-evolution of octopus and it is really interesting. i've never seen one of those shells before either, or i just assumed it was a type of proper nautilus?

Hunt3r, Friday, 16 November 2018 05:01 (one year ago) link

o fuck

you can't embed shortened urls

Bing The Mighty Seat (sic), Friday, 16 November 2018 09:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

d'awwwww look at this squirmy li'l cutie!


A tourist in Australia has gone viral after posting a video of themself holding a blue-ringed octopus. But it hasn’t gone viral just because the animal is beautiful. The blue-ringed octopus is one of the most venomous creatures in Australia and the unnamed tourist is lucky to be alive.

The chilling video, which appears to have been originally posted to TikTok, found its way to Reddit over the weekend where Australians started to point out just how dangerous it was to handle a blue-ringed octopus. Commenters shared their own stories about the animal, which reportedly carries enough venom to kill 26 full grown adults in a span of minutes.

The venom of the blue-ringed octopus, which contains the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin, causes paralysis and the sting is so small that most people have no idea that they’ve been poisoned until it’s too late.

To make things even more horrifying, there’s no anti-venom available for the blue-ringed octopus. The only known treatment is to massage the victim’s heart until the venom works its way throughout a person’s body in a matter of hours.

One person on Reddit even told the story of an unnamed victim who had been paralyzed on the beach with their eyes open while facing the sun.

“They survived, but nobody had really thought about the fact they’d been staring up into full midday sunlight for a couple of hours throughout the process with their eyes wide open, pupils fully dilated,” the Redditer said. “Total paralysis, easy for the first-aiders to not think to cover their eyes. Caused irreversible damage. They permanently lost their vision.”

Australia gets a bad rap for having dangerous animals, but most locals believe that the fear is overblown. It’s not overblown when it comes to the blue-ringed octopus though. If you see one in the water, let it be.

maxwell’s silver hang suite (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:03 (one year ago) link

Got to be an American, no?

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:51 (one year ago) link

This is how an octopus changes shades and textures to blend in with its environment pic.twitter.com/xQAV6JhZy7

— How Things Work (@ThingsCutInHaIf) February 9, 2019

mark s, Saturday, 9 February 2019 16:52 (one year ago) link


Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 9 February 2019 17:08 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

hello bubbeleh

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:30 (one year ago) link


Best movie title ever. Should be scored by Eek! A Mouse.

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 04:51 (one year ago) link

If only the movie lived up to the title.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:03 (one year ago) link

hello im having the best day ever bc i just found out this shiny holographic octopus exists pic.twitter.com/UC9Vw0MrdP

— stacie 🍵 REOPENING COMMS 7/15 (@CthulhuLel) July 7, 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 14 July 2019 16:58 (one year ago) link

(yes, i know it's a cuttlefish; it can't help it)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:00 (one year ago) link

Good trilobite disguise.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:17 (one year ago) link

It's apparently pretending to be the venomous flatfish, see more of its impersonations here:


Coelacanth Green (Leee), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:41 (one year ago) link

Would not mind being reincarnated as an octopus

Bnad, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:55 (one year ago) link

they are SO **cking badass it's ridiculous

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 23:25 (one year ago) link

Mimic Octopus/Sanders 2020

one month passes...

Are we ready for a pride octopus?


William Tao Overture (Leee), Friday, 23 August 2019 13:49 (one year ago) link

you’re damn right i am

goatsed on the sticks (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 August 2019 13:52 (one year ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 23 August 2019 14:15 (one year ago) link

That's what she said.

William Tao Overture (Leee), Friday, 23 August 2019 14:19 (one year ago) link

I apologize for besmirching this pure thread with such an obvious, poorly formed "joke."

William Tao Overture (Leee), Friday, 23 August 2019 16:26 (one year ago) link

you're among colleagues

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 23 August 2019 16:33 (one year ago) link


Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 24 August 2019 22:51 (one year ago) link

Amazing to watch


sleeve, Sunday, 25 August 2019 03:30 (one year ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 25 August 2019 19:38 (one year ago) link


lowkey goatsed on the styx (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 25 August 2019 19:44 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

holy shit

Is it true the star Beetle Juice is going to explode in 2012 (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 September 2019 08:10 (eleven months ago) link

that show looks neat

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 September 2019 15:21 (eleven months ago) link

streamable online now: https://www.pbs.org/video/octopus-making-contact-y8dyan/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:55 (eleven months ago) link

Hell yes.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 3 October 2019 17:08 (eleven months ago) link

🐙 ❤️❤️ ❤️❤️ 🐙
🐙 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 🐙
🐙 #WorldOctopusDay 🐙
🐙 ❤️ ❤️ 🐙
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🐙 ❤️ 🐙

— 🦑 Monsterey Boo Ascaryum 🎃 (@MontereyAq) October 8, 2019

to regain his mental focus, he played video-game golf (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:47 (eleven months ago) link


a passing spacecadet, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 14:49 (eleven months ago) link

don’t mess with the octopus 👊 pic.twitter.com/ovQIa52trW

— dave ❄️ 🥕 (@davemacladd) October 9, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 14:55 (eleven months ago) link

APS, that is so goddamn beautiful it deserves an embed:



Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 15:17 (eleven months ago) link

A handful of octopi feeding on a whale carcass 3km deep, streaming live now from the Nautilus expedition.


Inherent Contempt (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 20:12 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

If the Residents were octopusses

Hideous Lump, Friday, 8 November 2019 05:16 (ten months ago) link

seven months pass...

Meet the dumbo octopus 🐙 just one of the creatures revealed by the Schmidt Ocean Institute during an exploration of the dark, uncharted waters more than a mile below the surface in the Coral Sea off Australia’s east coast https://t.co/RGMbQ2poTn pic.twitter.com/YZVpgOTU93

— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 26, 2020

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 26 June 2020 16:32 (two months ago) link


jmm, Friday, 26 June 2020 16:33 (two months ago) link

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