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May 12 2013

Happy Mother’s Day!

At first glance, I thought it was an epiploon or omentum, but no, it’s a lovely octopus mother tending her brood. Go hug your mom right now, or if she’s not nearby, hug a mollusc instead.

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  1. 1
    otrame

    To me one of the saddest things in nature is how short their lives are.

  2. 2
    Tigger_the_Wing, Back home =^_^=

    To me one of the saddest things in nature is how short their lives are.

    I agree. To have developed intelligence to such a degree and have no time in which to do anything with it? So sad.

    I wonder what would happen if we genetically engineered some of them to have lives as long as ours…

  3. 3
    Trebuchet

    To me one of the saddest things in nature is how short their lives are.

    They’d be our masters if they lived longer.

  4. 4
    marcus

    I, for one, would welcome our cephalopod mothers…er… masters.

  5. 5
    DLC

    My mother has been gone these last 8 years. I miss her. I have no mollusc nearby so I’ll settle for hugging her memory, as there is regrettably no afterlife for her to be happy in.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Go hug your mom right now, or if she’s not nearby, hug a mollusc instead.

    The nearest molluscs to me right now are snails and I rather doubt they’d appreciate that!

    Good thought though I guess.

    @5. DLC : My sympathies.

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