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Winner: Barbara, then Chris, the Driver, Frank the sports guy, and Almond Joy

Nice to see Barbara come back on top after an absence. Bit of a surprise to find Chris in second. Well, more than a bit surprised, we were shocked. What probably put him over the top was his extensive knowledge of aardvarks. Only Chris knew that aardvarks have no teeth. In any case Chris was quite proud of his finish, wanted the top 3 podium photo to be a solo portrait – just of him.

Good Question!: Which sea creature has three hearts?

Choice’s: a. giant squid   b. lobster   c. blue whale   d. octopus

Answer: octopus

Well actually, both squid and octopus have three hearts.

An Octopus has 3 Hearts, 9 Brains & Blue Blood

Just like squids, octopuses are also classified in cephalopods which means they have 3 hearts. Since they are from the same family, and their hearts also work in the very same way as well. 2 hearts pump blood to the gill while the other one circles the blood in the whole body. Apart from 3 hearts, the interesting thing about squids and octopuses is that they have blue blood. Their blood contains the copper-rich protein hemocyanin, which is more efficient than hemoglobin for oxygen transport at very low temperatures and low oxygen concentrations.

Strange Creatures from the Deep

A 50-pound octopus can squeeze through a hole only 2 inches in diameter.

An average female Giant Pacific Octopus in Alaska can lay 90,000 eggs.

Fishermen like to cut off the tip of an octopus’ arm and use it for halibut bait because it continues to wiggle even after being cut off.

Giant Pacific Octopus are cannibals. They will happily kill and eat smaller octopus.

Octopus frequently lose an arm to predators, but they grow back.

Finally, they also make a great James Bond film

 

 

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