Octopi might me my favorite animal. They're so intelligent and cool.
Did you know that when a mother octopus gives birth, she takes care of her eggs until they hatch, and then dies? There's something terribly poetic about that.
Hold up, I feel a story coming on....
Once in school when I was five, we were studying octopi and one of the kids told me they only have one eye. I knew very well they had two. We argued back and forth on this until I finally gave up and asked the teacher.
"Does an octopus have an eye?"
She looked at me like I was a crazy idiot. "Octopus doesn't have an 'i,'" she said.
"Huh? I know it has at least one eye. I thought it had two."
"No, O-C-T-O-P-U-S doesn't have an 'i.'"
We argued about this back and forth until I finally gave up and told my friends the teacher was so stupid, she didn't even know an octopus has eyes.