Recap: As you may have noticed, we’re a bit different here at Fringe, and in keeping with this theme, we’ve decided to provide you with cool octopus facts over the next 8 days leading up to the release of something very special & TOP SECRET 🤫...

Fact #8 The Octopus is a Problem Solver Extraordinaire

The last time humans and octopuses shared a common ancestor was 750 million years ago during the Cambrian period. 

Since then, octopuses have evolved to feature TEN brains.

TEN!

Their 750 million years gave them a little time to become cognitively far superior to their competitors, predators, and prey.

They have a brain in the "head" section, one behind their eyes and one in each tentacle. But believe it or not, this isn't distributing weight, anatomy or risk. 

So what is it doing then? Well, as mentioned in previous blogs, each brain acts independently of the other giving the cephalopod a great deal of brainpower. This amount of brainpower enables octopuses to perform problem-solving feats and other tasks such as using tools to overcome challenges that other creatures find impossible to solve. 

Here's a perfect example of an octopus committing theft, taking the proverbial cookie from the cookie jar. 

Octopuses are incredibly ecologically unique, so 8 days of facts doesn't do the creatures justice.

As the days come to a close, we'll leave you with 4 bonus facts. Octopuses have 3 hearts, have blue blood, die after mating (Yikes!) and are the world's most intelligent invertebrates. 

After you start piecing together all these facts, you start to realize how astounding and inspiring this creature is. 

You might say the octopus has lifted itself beyond the ordinary, much like all of our community does! So what are you waiting for? 

Grab a pair of Liftopus shoes. Unleash the Power. Grip Your Destiny.

 


Sydney Capello
Sydney Capello

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