Octopuses are very unusual creatures, both in appearance and in their properties. It is not surprising that in the era of sailing ships, the imagination of sailors often gave birth to terrible monsters, huge octopuses, capable of dragging an entire ship to the bottom. In fact, these creatures are harmless to you and me - at least most of their species.
Octopuses have not one heart, but three.
The level of intelligence development in octopuses is very high. These creatures are even trainable, and also know how to distinguish between people and geometric shapes.
Octopuses have rectangular pupils. This is a rarity found in only a few creatures, particularly sheep.
Some octopuses can move on land. True, not far.
All octopus species possess mimicry - the ability to change skin color in order to hide better.
The blue-ringed octopus is one of the most venomous creatures on the planet.
An octopus's brain is about the same size as the rest of its body.
There are more than ten thousand taste buds on each tentacle of the octopus. Yes, these creatures taste with tentacles.
Fleeing from the predator, the octopus shoots a cloud of ink at it, disorienting the aggressor.
Octopus blood is not red, but blue.
Some octopuses look for prey in small streams or puddles left after low tide, for this very purpose they get out of the water and cross sections of land.
Octopuses cannot stand dirt - they regularly "sweep" their shelter with a powerful jet of water. By the way, by throwing water back, the octopus can move very quickly.
The only solid part of the octopus's body is the beak, similar to the beak of a parrot.
The largest octopus was caught in 1945. Its weight reached 180 kg, and the body length with tentacles exceeded 8 meters.
Having lost one eye, the octopus also loses the ability to change the color of the skin on the half of the body where the damaged eye is located.