Remeber our post about the octopus that had 96 tentacles? Well here is another one that only has 85. Captured in 1957 on Toshijima Island ALSO had 8 tentacles that branced out into more.
In the 50 years since the 85-tentacled octopus was captured, the Toba Aquarium (where this is kept now in storage) has exhibited 6 other mutant octopi, most of them alive for a time, and each with between 9 and 56 tentacles.
Meet the Deadliest Venomous Animals in the World
Venom can turn a seemingly weak and tiny creature into a feared killer. But what, exactly, does it mean for an animal to be “venomous”? And which venomous species are the most deadly to humans? Here’s what we know.
Poisonous ≠ Venomous
Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, “venom” is not the same thing as “poison.” The difference between the two has to do with the mode of toxin delivery. Let’s start with poisonous animals.
Poisons are absorbed through the skin or ingested. That is, a poisonous animal can only deliver its toxic chemicals to you if you eat it or touch it.