Whither a seven-armed octopus? Wonder whether it’s a case of wither? So does the author of this study: “An Octopus With Only Seven Arms: Anatomical Details,” Ian G. Gleadall, Journal of Molluscan Studies, Volume 55, Issue 4. 1989, pp. 479-487.  The author, at School of Medicine Tohoku University Seiryo cho Sendai, Japan, reports: “A male […]

How to hypnotize an octopus

Lyle Zapato delves into the historical writings, which are quite old, about how to hypnotize an octopus, and about how to defend yourself against a charging octopus on land. On the first subject, he begins: The earliest known work on octopus hypnotism was done by professor B. Danilewsky of Kharkiv University as part of his research […]