Warning: Watching the octopus video will raise all kinds of questions, like:
- Can Princess Octopuses have Prince Octopuses?
- And what’s in that big balloony head?
Fortunately, we’re here for you.
Thanks to our crack research team, when your Four-Year-Old asks, you can say with confidence that yes, there is a Prince Octopus. However, as he’s a boxer from Ghana who competed in the 2008 Olympic games, one hopes that the Princess Octopus will never meet him.
As for question number two: That big balloony head (technically called a mantle) houses the octopus’ brains, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. (Diagram here, courtesy of How Stuff Works.)
- How Octopuses Work (How Stuff Works)
- Orion: Deep inside the mind of the octopus (sentientdevelopments.com)
(Image by Morten Brekkevold via Flickr)