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I Don’t Understand It, But It Includes the Word ‘Hectopus’
June 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.


2 Responses  
  • Jeremy writes:
    June 10th, 2006 at 1:20 pm

    Unfortunately, unless one prints out a copy of Axes & Alleys, it cannot possibly be the same robust .001 inch thick as a copy of The Onion, thus the wit just sinks through.

  • Dennis G. Jerz writes:
    June 10th, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    Good point, Jeremy. Here’s hoping Hansel and Gretel are doing well.


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