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It’s no secret that I absolutely love cephalopods. They are an evolutionary marvel. They have amazingly complex eyes and brains that rival human toddlers. Yet there is one part of the octopus that has remained a mystery.
Yes, they are used to feel and taste, but they also possess incredible strength.
How often have we seen the old octopus-stuck-on-the-face gag?
All the tugging and yanking makes it seem like the suckers are made of super glue. How could something that feels soft as a jelly fish, be so strong?
Turns out, the suckers have tiny concentric grooves on their edges and sides. These increase surface area and create mini suction cups that allow the octopus to grasp on to uneven surfaces. Surfaces like rocks, or a dolphin’s nether regions, or a hapless human’s face.