Sunday, October 14, 2007

cephalopod awareness day

October 8th is (unofficially) International Cephalopod Awareness Day!

Ceph·a·lo·pods are marine mollusks like squid, octopus and cuttlefish, characterized by well-developed eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles. The word is from the combination of the Greek kefale and pous, roughly meaning head feet. Some folks pronouce it sefalopod, others say kefalopod.

Take this opportunity to hug an octopus.

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