Perhaps you evolved from an octopus (GreenYeller series)

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Two million years ago, the australopithecines were changing.
They began to use blunt stone tools to smash branches of trees for wood.
This was an important step in the evolution of man.

Today’s NZ Herald has an article called ‘See you later, suckers’ that begins:

“Our closest relatives in the animal world, chimpanzees and orangutans, have long been known to use tools. But octopuses?

The article goes on to explain what the veined octopuses (Amphioctopus marginatus) do:

“They not only gather the coconut shells and stack them like bowls, but then carry them long distances, assembling them into armour when predators approach.”

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2 responses »

  1. I can’t for the life of me figure out what your point is (if is there one) – even with the crazy yellow guy to help me – but the video of the octopus was very cool. Loved the ones of the rooks too.

    Did you see the story in Wired Science about Monkeys with grammar (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/monkey-talk/)? And the one about global trends in whale songs (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/blue-whale-song-mystery/)?

    L (who likes Wired Science)

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