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I Don’t Understand It, But It Includes the Word ‘Hectopus’
Jun 7th, 2006 by Dennis G. Jerz

Axes & Alleys
Utilizing what they referred to as “an insanely easy procedure” scientists at Duke University’s Department of Aquatic Medicine were able to transform two octopuses into one hectopus and one nonapus, with one semi-intelligent tentacle left over.
The operation, which took over twenty-eight minutes to complete, has completely revolutionized the scientific world’s view on cephalopod development.

I’m curious about the “semi-intelligent tentacle left over,” but this short article lacks the depth and wit of similar articles in The Onion. Still, it includes the word “hectopus,” so it’s worth blogging.

Rainbow Hector Visits Yellowstone
Jun 4th, 2006 by Dennis G. Jerz

Thank you, Rosemary and Robert Frezza, for these great photos!
Here is Rainbow Hector posing at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT.
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