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Octopus Steals Food and Casually Wrestles Shark

I assure you that is not the tagline of a bad, straight-to-DVD sci-fi film. In case there are one or two people left out there who are unaware of the awesomeness that is cephalopod intelligence, I give you an octopus stealing food from a bait canister while holding a shark at bay as if it were an annoying little brother.

“Yo shark, imma let you continue to be apex predator among fishes, but I’m the most supremely intelligent invertebrate of all time.”

(via Deep Sea News)

Further proof that the octopus is the most terrifyingly intelligent creature on the planet. Ability to breathe under water + 8 arms + unnerving smarts = animal I never want to encounter in person EVER EVER EVER.