Ummm…octopi DON’T have eight legs?

My son will definitely not believe this story claiming that our eight-legged friends aren’t really eight-legged?

[N]ew research suggests they are not really eight-legged denizens of the deep, as popularly assumed; instead they use their front limbs more like arms — and can even tackle a Rubik’s Cube.

Octopuses use their back two limbs largely for propulsion and use the front six for a variety of tasks, with the front two doing most of the exploratory work, said Alex Gerard, the curator of the Sea Life center in Brighton on the southern English coast.

What’s next, the earth isn’t flat?


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