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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sapphire and Diamond Octopus Earrings

Ross-Simons has octopus earrings on clearance. Score! Octopus necklaces and bracelets are a bit more common; octopus earrings are a rare treat!

Octopus Earrings Product Description
Leggy little octopus creatures with .30 ct. t.w. sapphires and diamond accents. 14kt white gold. Post backs. Hanging length : 5/ 16. Regular price: $495, Clearance Price: $235

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

Here's something to look forward to, a little light summer reading perhaps (o)(O)(o)(O)(o)>

Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate (To be released May 1, 2010)

Product Description from

The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends - from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid. Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities.

In this beautifully photographed book, three leading marine biologists bring readers face to face with these amazingly complex animals that have fascinated scientists for decades. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its ingenious anatomy, amazing mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly relatives, the authors take readers through the astounding life cycle, uncovering the details of distinctive octopus personalities. With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Random Octopus: Octopus Dish Scrubber

Random octopuses are my favorite kind. What could be more delightful then a surprise cephalopod!? Sometimes when I'm in a store or driving, I'm looking for a random octopus; maybe I'll find one graffitied onto the side of a building or on a wash cloth in the baby aisle, but other times, the sneaky little cephs find me!

I was picking up cleaning products at Target the other day when this random octopus grabbed my attention:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Octopus Nurse Plush seller, Toutoudemavie has a sassy little octo-nurse up for sale.

Product Description:
This is Nancy The Nurse. She's a very professional nurse but tends to abuse the power that comes with her syringe. Her favorite passtime is singing at the local karaoke bar, drinking cranberry-lychee cocktails, her favorite drink. $50

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Species: Telescope Octopus

The Telescope Octopus is an elusive species that has yet to be fully explored. It is a pelagic - or open sea - octopus that can be found in tropical regions of both the Indian and Pacific Ocean.

Interestingly, the Telescope Octopus is transparent and nearly colorless, giving it an eery ghost-like appearance. The Telescope Octopus gets it's common name form the appearance of it's eyes, which are tubular. They are the only species of octopus known to have rotating telescopic eyes.

Little else is known about the biology or behavior of this spooky cephalopod.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Councillors Discuss Octopus-Inspired Building for Chiswick

Monday, January 18th

Councillors are to meet to discuss the potential arrival of a giant octopus-inspired building in Chiswick.

The Chiswick Area Committee is to meet tomorrow evening to consider a planning application for the five-storey building off Chiswick Roundabout.

Developers London and Bath Estates, the brains behind London’s Gherkin, hope the £52m office block, which will project advertising to drivers on the M4, will become a sculptural landmark to mark the gateway to London.

Managing director Kim Gottlieb said: “I’m confident it’s the right solution for the site. It’s a very interesting piece of architecture.”

However the plan has already been met with objection from the Brentford Community Council, which believes the site is not suitable for a high building.

The Highways Agency has also raised concerns that the advert screens could distraction to drivers and create a “serious highway safety hazard”.

The meeting takes place at 7.30pm, in Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Clash of the Titans Trailer: Release the Kraken

Here's one to satisfy the cephalophiles and cinephiles alike: The Clash of the Titans trailer!

The 1981 fantasy adventure based on the Greek myth of Perseus has been remade and will be released on March 26, 2010. The movie features Perseus's quest to defeat the Kraken, the gargantuan octopus-like sea monster.

Follow the link to read more about the kraken.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Nautical Calendar featuring Octopus and Squid seller, AfricanGrey, has a beautiful handmade nautical calendar available for the new year. The month of May features our favorite cephalopod, the octopus. And the squid makes an appearance in July.

Prroduct Description

Beautiful 8" x 10" print of my bestselling item - the 2010 Nautical Calendar! Features all 12 of my little calendar month sheets, each one so cheerful with its own hint of sea life! Looks wonderful framed and hung in an office or studio.

Printed in my home studio on a PIXMA Pro9000 Professional Inkjet Printer. Premium, acid-free stock has a dazzling, shimmery surface that makes the vivid colors pop and provides a sturdy finish. The print size is 8.5” x 11”, with a nice white border left for framing.

Packaged with care in a clear plastic sleeve and shipped in a bend-proof, bubblewrapped mailer.

Please keep in mind that the colors displayed on your monitor may be slightly different from your actual print and blurred. The colors/lines in this print are rich, crisp, and gorgeous!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Octopus News: Thousands of Dead Octopuses Wash Up on Portugal Beach


Thousands of dead octopuses have washed up on a beach in northern Portugal, in what is being called an environmental disaster.
They cover a 5-mile stretch of Vila Nova de Gaia beach - no reason has yet been found for their appearance.
The authorities have warned the public not to eat them.

Um...generally when thousands of animals mysteriously turn up dead, sane people don't eat them. I dunno, maybe they do things differently in Portugal.

You can view the carnage in the video below...sad :(
NOTE: Video is incorrectly labeled "squid", however you will see that they are octopuses.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cthulhu Masks: Bringing the Myth to Life!

These aren't your average party store Halloween masks. No, no, no, these are hard to the core leather Cthulhu masks, handmade by Ukrainian leather craftsman, Bob Basset.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Blue-Ringed Octopus Video

Here's a great video of one of the world's deadliest - and most beautiful - creature, the blue-ringed octopus. There are great visuals of the blue-ringed octopus moving about the ocean floor, swimming, interacting with divers and other octopuses, hunting and eating, and transforming it's skin pigmentation.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Octopus USB Hub

You don't have to be a geek to appreciate this gadget! These little cuties contain 4 USB ports each, compatible with both Mac and PC. Available for only $10 at

Octopus USB Hub Product Specifications:
USB 2.0
4 ports
Special octopus design
Plug and play
Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OSX and Linux

Monday, January 4, 2010

Octopus Hats!

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to walk around with one of the world's most deadly creatures on your head, then satisfy your curiousity by picking up one of these blue-ringed octopus hats by

Cover your child's head in tentacles with a customizable octopus hat from the Mad Helmeteer!

If you've got some free time on yoru hands, then why not make an octopus hat out of metro cards!?

If your less into handmade and more into designer octopus hats, then this may be the way to go. Available at

Protect yourself from mind control with this tentacular octopus helmet! Available at

The octopus hat goes high fashion in this crocheted masterpiece!

Of course you're going to need a new hat rack for all these amazing octopus hats. Why not pick one up at Kendall LeCompte Designs!?