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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cool Films Handcrafted by Cephalopods

Everything Octopus reader, Ian, shared this very cool video with us that I think you'll all enjoy!

Have you ever heard an octopus speak? Neither had I until I watched this interview with Reg the Octopus. He just might be the hardest working Octopus in Hollywood. Wait till you hear his resume...

Reg The Octopus on

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Very Octopus Holiday

I trust all my fellow cephalophiles had a fantastic holiday! Were you the lucky recipient of an octopus-themed gift? Or was your tree adorned with tentacles rather than tinsel? I invite all Everything Octopus readers to share their pictures and stories of octopus gifts, decorations, cards, anything octopus that they enjoyed this holiday.

Please share your octo-glory by emailing your submissions to by December 31st.

To kick things off, check out this adorable octo-stocking lovingly handmade by one crafty reader:

Everything Octopus reader, Amber Gilmore, said her husband requested an octopus stocking this year, so she happily obliged! Can you imagine the look on ol' Cephalo Claus's face when he saw this gem hung by the chimney with care?!

Looking forward to your submissions!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

And The Winner Is...

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#4 - CuteNiceChick21

Thank you all so much for your valuable feedback! I look forward to providing you with everything that you asked for here at Everything Octopus in the year to come.

Stay tuned for more octo-fabulousness in the coming week!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Cephalopodmas Contest!

In celebration of Cephalopodmas, Everything Octopus is holding a contest for our Followers. Entry is simple, and the prize is pretty Octopus Ornament, perfect for your Cephalopodmas tree or just a festive decoration for your home. After scouring the internet for the best octopus ornaments, I still felt that this little orange eight-armed ball of love reigned supreme.

To Enter...

1) You must be a Follower of Everything Octopus. If you're not already a Follower, go to the right hand side of the page and click "Follow" under the "Follow the Octopus" headline. You'll automatically get Everything Octopus updates and be part of a fun ceph-loving community!

2) Comment on this post and tell us your favorite species of Octopus. Common name or scientific name, it's all good. If you really wanna' have fun with it, tell us WHY it's your favorite species.

If you're like me and need to see everything before you can pick one, then click here to see all the Species we've featured on Everything Octopus thus far.

3) In your comment, include where you want to see more octopus...maybe you want more octopus clothing, octopus jewelry, octopus lamps, octopus cars, octopus art, octopus books, octopus blankets, octopus anything! Tell us what you want more of!

***Be sure to include your email address in your comment, so that we may contact you and tell you you've WON! If your email is not included in your blogger profile (meaning that we can click on your name in the comment box to access it), then please add it to your comment.***

The winner will be selected by a raffle, meaning that if 50 people post comments, we'll randomly draw a number between 1 and 50, and the commenter that corresponds with that number is the winner. One entry per person, please.

The contest will run until Friday, December 17th at 11:59pm PST, and the winner will be announced on Saturday, December 18th. Have fun and good luck!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Good Day for Octopuses in Hong Kong

An octopus is released by a group of Buddhists into Victoria harbour in Hong Kong on 4 December 2010. The group gather regularly to release fish left unsold from Hong Kong’s thriving local markets back into the harbour, while offering prayers of long life and freedom from future captors.

This was originally posted on

Thanks to Everything Octopus reader, Rene, for sharing this link!

***Be sure to check back tomorrow for the annual Everything Octopus Cephalopodmas Contest!***

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pewter Octopus Candlestick Holder

In my search for an Octopus Menorah, I found this beautiful octopus candelabra.

While it is for sale on a few different sites, the best price I found was at, where this lovely addition to a dining table can be yours for a mere $570.

Maybe it's not too late to add this beautiful octopus glory onto your Christmas wish list!

...speaking of which, a Cephalopodmas contest is on it's way to you next week!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

After searching high and low, going places near and far, and investigating here and there, I'm sad to report that I did not find a single octopus menorah! I heard whispers of their existence, read tales of their glory, but never actually saw one for myself.

I did, however, find many other interesting octopus goodies, which I'll be posting in the coming week.

For now, I wish you a Happy Hanukkah brought to you by this lil' eight-arm cutie: