Wednesday, September 3, 2008

octopuses have three hearts

My friend told me a joke that cheered me up the other day.

Q: What did the octopus say to the bagpipes?
A: "Nice Sweater!!"

This made me think of what it must be like to be friends with an octopus. Don't you think they would give the best hugs ever?

7 comments:

hemant said...

Hi,
This is a funny joke. I have only one heart. Please give me more information about this matter.

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QubesBlog said...

duhhhh... i don't get it...

elisa said...

Octopuses have three hearts. They have one main heart, called the systemic heart, and two smaller hearts located near their gills. The two smaller hearts perform the same task as the right side of the human heart. They pump blood to the gills where it dumps waste and loads up on oxygen, then pump the oxygen-rich blood back to the main heart. The main heart then pumps the refreshed blood through the octopus's body.

More hearts, more affection, right? and by sheer quantity, the arms must make for nicer hugs...what's not to get, qubesblog?

Caty said...

...some day I would like to meet one octopuses for to smile !nice !

QubesBlog said...

I get it now...
thanks miss marine biologist/animator!!!

anik said...

The quality of a hug is commonly measured by calculating the percentage of one's surface that comes in direct contact with the surface of the hugger (or that is covered during the hug). While octopuses do have many flexible limbs that can encircle the object of their affection, the surface of their body is relatively small and remains largely inactive during the hugging process. Humans on the other side don't have as many flexible limbs, however they do use the surface of their body (normally the front part) to cover quite large surface (up to 14%!) of the hugged person/animal/tree. In addition, human bodies are warmer and less wet than the octopuses bodies (which is only a matter of preference of course). For more information please check "The Comparative expressions of affection among species" by Dr. David Livingstone.

QubesBlog said...

have fun on your vacation arty....