True Facts About The Octopus

  • Published on Mar 31, 2014
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    Another big thank you to MBARI
    for their amazing deep sea footage
    Cirrate in pineapple posture ::
    Dumbo octopus swimming ::
    Amazing Octopus Transformation :: robert karchut
    Cute octopus getting away with its shell :: arhnue tan
    Octopus :: Timothy Ewing/Vimeo
    Hunting Octopus :: Pasi Lensu
    Feeding Red Octopus ::
    White Octopus In Jar :: Getty Images
    Octopus rubescens and spot prawns ::
    Why We're Suckers for the Giant Pacific Octopus :: Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Octopus picks his nose :: Kristian Pettersson
    Mimic Octopus mating :: Elisabeth Lauwerys
    Octopus Beak ::Gary Ombler/Getty Images
    Octopus's Junkyard :: Laura James
    RuggedTerrain and Good Walk (walking octopus) :: crissy huffard
    Little Octopus Climbing Over Rock :: Parry Gripp
    Octopus walks on dry land, Broome :: Museum Victoria
    Octopus in Redsea TLC :: adelredsea1
    best octopus sex :: surfbroandy
    more octo hatch, Octo Nest :: Laura James
    Octo Nest # 5 :: Laura James
    Life of an Octo :: Laura James
    Go Baby Go :: Laura James
    yolk jelly and red octopus school :: MBARI

Comments • 7 809

  • mjrchapin
    mjrchapin  +437

    This barely scratches the octopi weirdness: They have three hearts and blue copper (not iron) based blood and are extremely ancient; they and the squids are considered by some Pacific Tribes as the last survivors of the Previous World. Thanks for another hilarious episode!

  • Blixer
    Blixer 2 years ago +970


  • jhoonrae
    jhoonrae 2 years ago +1

    imagine you’re at a bar fight and one person severs their arm and everyone is staring at the wiggling arm on the floor while that person escapes

  • Nekophilia

    My grandma has always been really fascinated with wildlife, and I found these videos through an online friend so I thought I'd show her one. She was giggling the whole way through and we were quoting it for the rest of the day. Suffice it to say, you've a new fan!

  • Violet Venomclaw
    Violet Venomclaw Year ago +832

    I feel like if octopus moms didn't die before their eggs hatched, so they could teach them things, they'd be able to take over the ocean.

  • Irrelevant Person
    Irrelevant Person 2 years ago +1

    "Just remember, if you're writing a children's story, ONE of the animals can die.. not all of them."

  • WojtekLewandowski
    WojtekLewandowski 4 years ago +108

    Dear Ze Frank. I'd be surprised if you still read these comments, but maybe? I just wanted to let you know that there are tons and tons of scuba diving instructors (including me) who are hooked on marine episodes of this series and we share it with ours students who are getting into diving to explainp our amazement with sea creatures. I wish you made more of these!

  • The Sleepy Dot
    The Sleepy Dot 2 years ago +4

    Thousands of little

  • longtail4711
    longtail4711 2 years ago +1

    "Therefore shaking hands with a male octopus is sort of like Russian Roulette. But instead of dying, you risk your hand getting preeeeg'nant."

  • Krystall Vinter
    Krystall Vinter 2 years ago +26

    I love how these videos are genuinely educational, and also hilarious at the same time. This guy would make a wonderful teacher at schools; I would love to show up at his classes :)

  • Red dead 02
    Red dead 02 3 years ago +123

    I love how he can make it funny and factual at the same time

  • Secret Terces
    Secret Terces 2 years ago +1

    “Basically all they do is hardcore.”

  • Zoey K
    Zoey K 3 years ago +5

    What have we learned today?

  • Thomas SAISANI
    Thomas SAISANI 3 years ago +3

    "One floating duck does not a children's story make."

  • Blair Gerwautz
    Blair Gerwautz 2 years ago +13

    This series is absolute gold. I love his humour. I wish some new episodes were made.

  • wrmlm37
    wrmlm37 Year ago +5

    Just recently subbed. I LOVE everything about this channel. Your vocal tone, the malapropisms, the "analogies", THE BUTTHOLE! Just so much fun! Thank you to all who contribute to this lovely Channel;)

  • Money Man
    Money Man 2 years ago +2

    Predator: I’m going to eat you

  • Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access

    Predators when the octopus removes it's arm:

  • SatisfiedShark
    SatisfiedShark 6 years ago +5

    I'm going to call octopuses "floppy floppy spiders" from now on.

  • Michael Henne
    Michael Henne Year ago +5

    Ze Frank, that you compile and compose these all by yourself is amazing. I love it! I'll just have to wait a few years to let my 10 year old daughter watch these. Cudos to you sir!