Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Octopus Sex More Sophisticated Than Arm-Wrestling"

By Chris Thompson
Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 7:36 AM

And the award for best press release headline goes to UC Berkeley, for its latest study in octopus mating rituals. In case you were wondering, dominant male octopi don't just boink the first gal they meet, but once they find that special someone, they stand watch over her den and strangle any rivals that swim past. Meanwhile, the truly clever suitor can sometimes sneak past the alpha octopus by pretending to be a girl. But the real questions is: how did they find a sophistication metric for arm-wrestling?

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