“While I have observed and videoed octopuses hiding in shells many times, I never expected to find an octopus that stacks multiple coconut shells and jogs across the seafloor carrying them,” said researcher Julian Finn, a marine biologist at the Museum Victoria in Australia, at the time. [Read full story on the mobile home-building octopus]
4.They can open childproof pill bottles:one giant female octopus of the pacifics named Billye can do this. At the seattle Aquarium, some biologists tested billye smartness and strength with a bottle opening challenge. It was not a suprise when she unlocked the lid and took possession of her snack immediately, as she was known to open stubborn shelled mollusks without the help of a knife.. [The 5 Smartest Non-Primates on the Planet]
5. They’re masters of camouflage:
Octopuses are capable of changing their body color in three-tenth of a second, it is not capable of taking just any pattern of its surroundings but it mimics some sea objects like rocks and plants.
6. They live fast and die young:
Sadly, the octopuses life span is very short. Maximum, a few years and minimum, just after six months.
7. Their suckers are the strong but sensitive type:
Man-made suction cups pale in comparison to natural ones that cover the undersides of octopus arms. An ordinary octopus has about 240 suckers on each limb, and a particularly large sucker can hold up to 35 lbs. Their suckers are very much sensitive; they are capable of picking up subtle chemical signals and move individually, even folding in half in a pinching gesture.