Octopus attacks and kills a dolphin from within, while being eaten


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/22/octopus-attacks-and-kills-a-do.html


#2

Brutal! Way to go down fighting Octo-dude.


#3

I think this is the true moral of the story:


#4

An inspiring metaphor for the triumph of the downtrodden…well, unless you’re considering eating the rich…

[edited to remove greedy octopus, per @LutherBlisset’s note below…I wasn’t aware of the anti-semitic connection…]

Also…Oldboy sequel? I’d cringe-watch.


#5

RIP you two bad asses.


#6

Whereas Oedipus cut himself.

Also, octopi?


#7

Death by choking also happens to several people each year who eat live squid, mostly in Korea.

@TheGreatParis - I use octopi too, but we and Clive are both about equally “wrong.”


#8

Out in the open ocean there aren’t a lot of choices for what to eat. That dolphin was probably psyched to get some calamari, and unless you’re a scavenger everything you eat is alive and kicking.


#9

That just killed my plans to swing by Black Bear Diner for breakfast this morning. :nauseated_face:


#10

Also:

Don’t snort fish, kids!

They’ll just lodge in your nasal cavities and you’ll asphyxiate!

(per the Marine Mammal Science report linked in the OP, citing IJsseldijk, et. al. 2015)


#11

#12

After tide pods now the kids will switch to cephalopods.

Of course they’re not so tough once floured and fried.


#13

Octopuses, or if you want to be a pedant octopodes but English plurals work just fine. Fake Latin plurals on the other hand don’t for words derived from Greek.

But I hate fake Latin plurals for English words even when they are of Latin origin.


#14

Ok i was on the fence but now i’m definitely not trying live octopus!


#15

Marine life is weird.


#16

But but but …dolphins are nice!


#17

Squid is calamari, octopus is Polpo.


#18

Do not mess with octopuses, people. They will cut you. They will cut you while they are inside you and dying.

And Australian.


#19

Cthulu bats last.

Shit, is that a bumper sticker yet?


#20

Cooking (or chopping up) your food before eating - it might save your life!