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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Dec 22, 2020 5:33:36 PM
Octopuses observed PUNCHING fish, because they looked at them a bit funny

Scientists have captured video evidence of octopuses randomly punching at fish, possibly for no reason other than being spiteful.

https://www.sciencealert.com/octopuses-observed-punching-fish-perhaps-out-of-spite-scientists-say/amp

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Tinymcsmithy - 22 Dec 2020 17:42:58 (#1 of 63)

"Multiple observations involving different octopuses in different locations suggest that punching serves a concrete purpose in interspecific interactions,"

Antimatter - 22 Dec 2020 17:45:33 (#2 of 63)

Octopus are really quite intelligent, so I am pretty sure the fish had it coming.

thisonehasalittlehat - 22 Dec 2020 17:45:36 (#3 of 63)

Clever things octopuses.

FleurDuMal - 22 Dec 2020 17:46:12 (#4 of 63)

It makes them look well ‘ard in front of the other octopii.

GrrrIbdis - 22 Dec 2020 17:48:57 (#5 of 63)

Probably the fish were cheeky before and the octopus remembers...

thisonehasalittlehat - 22 Dec 2020 17:51:04 (#6 of 63)

Or they might just enjoy the fact that fish cannot punch back.

FleurDuMal - 22 Dec 2020 17:51:34 (#7 of 63)

That’s it! The eight-limbed bullies.

breakfast - 22 Dec 2020 17:55:50 (#8 of 63)

Can they be seen sniggering?

Tinymcsmithy - 22 Dec 2020 17:56:44 (#9 of 63)

Octobullies.

breakfast - 22 Dec 2020 18:00:09 (#10 of 63)

They can punch several fish at the same time.

kvelertak - 22 Dec 2020 18:18:42 (#11 of 63)

To the tune of Le Freak by Chic.

FGBFGB - 22 Dec 2020 18:38:26 (#12 of 63)

Eleven clues and not a fish pun in sight? It's like the decline of the Roman Empire round here.

kvelertak - 22 Dec 2020 18:40:02 (#13 of 63)

One pun and we'll send the octopus 'round.

popstar7 - 22 Dec 2020 18:42:15 (#14 of 63)

They can punch several fish at the same time.

Or the same fish multiple times at once.

thisonehasalittlehat - 22 Dec 2020 19:09:22 (#15 of 63)

When I first read this story I codn't believe it.

LazyDazy - 22 Dec 2020 19:13:07 (#16 of 63)

I had to mullet over.

pranzingfrogg - 22 Dec 2020 19:13:11 (#17 of 63)

An octopus has the advantage that it can do four left hooks at once, or give its opponent the old one-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight. Tough opponent.

AdonisBlue - 22 Dec 2020 19:16:19 (#18 of 63)

One of the depressing things about this phenenoma called life is the more intelligent an animal is, the more vindictive and cruel it is.

So we have highly intelligent Orcas using dead seals to play sea tennis with, purely for a laugh. Chimps pulling apart monkeys, dolphins who indulge in sexual harassment and octopus punching fish for fun. Humans, being the most intelligent, also have the most complex range of cruel behaviours.

Consciousness is original sin. We took that first bite of the apple, became uniquely self aware then turned to Eve and started to abuse her.

andy87 - 22 Dec 2020 19:23:26 (#19 of 63)

It's all just a load of cods walloped

browserbutton - 22 Dec 2020 19:23:34 (#20 of 63)

Those fish weren't expecting a sucker punch.

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