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What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« on: 06/03/2008 17:26:47 »
Fisherman caught an octopus in a lobster pot. On further inspection they found it had six legs. They sold the live animal to a Sea Life centre. It is now a major attraction. Animal rights people say that it should be released into the wild. Sea life said that the octopus is happy in its new environment. The thing I'd like to know is how can you tell when an octopus is happy and if it only has six legs what should it be called?
« Last Edit: 23/03/2008 21:45:47 by chris »


 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #1 on: 06/03/2008 19:02:00 »
You can tell an octopus is happy if it's singing the score from The Mikado.

A six-legged octopus is called a six-legged octopus - or Bert ::)
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #2 on: 06/03/2008 19:34:24 »
I think I saw some reference to it being called a hexapus.
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #3 on: 06/03/2008 19:37:45 »
That's daft
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #4 on: 06/03/2008 20:10:53 »
Wouldn't make a good name for a James Bond film.
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #5 on: 06/03/2008 22:48:37 »
Hexapussy? Sounds like what a witch would do to a moggy she didn't like  :D
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #6 on: 22/03/2008 20:46:19 »
As long as it's properly cared for and housed in an appropriate habitat I don't see what's wrong with keeping it. Free food and what not. Stress levels in the octopus might be learned by observing its behavior. I assume that the six tentacles are due to a mutation or birth defect and not an injury?
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #7 on: 22/03/2008 21:46:18 »
They have named it Heather.

Why does an Octopus need so many legs anyway?
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #8 on: 22/03/2008 23:10:38 »
Hang On !!...don't Octupi grow their legs  back  ??
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #9 on: 23/03/2008 12:24:33 »
I wonder if they'll tell us when it dies.. they don't live very long as a rule.
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #10 on: 23/03/2008 12:28:08 »
His name is Henry the Hexapus...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexapus
 

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Re: What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #11 on: 23/03/2008 19:46:03 »
Well I'm glad we cleared that one up. I'm a sucker for a good octopus story.
 

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What do you call an octopus with six legs?
« Reply #12 on: 24/03/2008 05:13:09 »
What do you call an octopus with six legs?

Unarmed.
 

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