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Octopus = Awesome

Today on the show we learned a lot about octopuses (or octopi — either is acceptable). Some researchers in England are giving octopuses Rubik's Cubes to see if they favor some arms over others. Other research has revealed just how smart these creatures are. A 2003 experiment showed that octopuses could learn to open jars by watching humans do it. Check out this one at work:

For more interesting octopus info, including footage of an octopus taking out a shark, watch the National Geographic video after the jump...