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El Pulpo Mecanico: A Flame-shooting Octopus Vehicle

I think you’ll all get a kick out of Duane Flatmo‘s El Pulpo Mecanico, a flame-shooting octopus vehicle from this year’s Burning Man. I have to agree with Cyriaque Lamar from io9, who likens this pyrotechnical cephalopod to a video game boss. Anyone out there who wants to ride this contraption has to line up behind me!

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Adam Wallacavage: Octopus Chandeliers

While perusing the BellJar blog yesterday I came across these enchanting cephalopod chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, a Philadelphia artist who made his start photographing for skate magazines like Thrasher. The chandeliers were born of a maritime infatuation, and sport awesome names such as Miss Fede, Dixie LaRue, and Fenicologia. Inspired by an obsession with the […]

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Marine life videos from Gulf Specimen

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory supplies aquariums and scientific institutions with living marine specimens (not to individuals, sorry). Their site has a lot of information on jellyfish, corals, starfish, all sorts of marine life. Look around for links to YouTube videos, like this one of an octopus egg hatching and an octopus opening a jar – […]

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A Crafter’s New Best Friend – The Octopus

A Crafter’s New Best Friend – The Octopus

Looks like the new crafty trend for 2007 is the cute and cuddly octopus! Cute and cuddly? Sure why not! Who knew these tentacle-clad sea creatures would get so much crafty love lately? Whether in yarn, felt, or fabric, these eight legged creatures are a crafter’s new best friend. Snatch up Futuregirl’s pattern to make […]

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