“The permanent display at the Shima Marineland Aquarium in the town of Shima includes a 96-tentacled Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) that weighed 3.3 kilograms (about 7 lbs) and measured 90 centimeters (3 ft) long when it was captured in nearby Matoya Bay in December 1998. Before dying 5 months later, the creature laid eggs, making it the first known extra-tentacled octopus to do so in captivity. All the baby octopi hatched with the normal number of tentacles, but unfortunately they only survived a month.”
(via Monster octopi with scores of extra tentacles ~ Pink Tentacle)

The permanent display at the Shima Marineland Aquarium in the town of Shima includes a 96-tentacled Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) that weighed 3.3 kilograms (about 7 lbs) and measured 90 centimeters (3 ft) long when it was captured in nearby Matoya Bay in December 1998. Before dying 5 months later, the creature laid eggs, making it the first known extra-tentacled octopus to do so in captivity. All the baby octopi hatched with the normal number of tentacles, but unfortunately they only survived a month.”

(via Monster octopi with scores of extra tentacles ~ Pink Tentacle)

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Science = Awesome!

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My favorite part is the Dead Man’s Crab. Nawing on dead victim’s body. LOL… Now I sound like a creep.

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Tokyo – Rooftop and underground urban farming lures young Japanese office workers — City Farmer News
Sweet! Did you know that Japan imports 60% of it’s food? That sucks. So these people are growing food on rooftops and UNDERGROUND. Read more about this in the article. :) Sweet potatoes are great for harsh roof environments.
Thanks to lulu for the article. 

Tokyo – Rooftop and underground urban farming lures young Japanese office workers — City Farmer News

Sweet! Did you know that Japan imports 60% of it’s food? That sucks. So these people are growing food on rooftops and UNDERGROUND. Read more about this in the article. :) Sweet potatoes are great for harsh roof environments.

Thanks to lulu for the article.