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Submission First Tool Use in Octopi Demonstrated-> 1

eldavojohn writes: A neat video on the BBC illustrates what researchers recently published in the journal of Current Biology: octopodes use coconut husks as exoskeletons. This is the first known instance of an octopus using a tool. From one of the researchers, 'I almost drowned laughing when I saw this the first time. I could tell it was going to do something, but I didn't expect this — I didn't expect it would pick up the shell and run away with it.' For you nature enthusiasts and lolcatters, the video is quite the treat--you can forget about that one trick pony dancing parrot.
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First Tool Use in Octopi Demonstrated

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How come everyone's going so slow if it's called rush hour?