The Insane Biology of: The Octopus

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Writer/Narrator/Editor: Stephanie Sammann
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  1. Real Science

    Real Science2 months ago

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  2. Dean Johnson

    Dean Johnson2 days ago

    Nebula & curosity

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    Kings Bing12 days ago

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  4. Dragon King

    Dragon King13 days ago

    I don't pay payments I paid you payments then someone else would it want payments and then they want payments and then these people want payments and then there's bills and there's rent and there's car payments and there's insurance payments and then you're broke

  5. Dragon King

    Dragon King13 days ago

    We were never cavemen we were never monkeys we already had intelligence

  6. Dragon King

    Dragon King13 days ago

    We're the ones that never evolve except I wouldn't say never we got a new bone in our arms that never used to be there

  7. Daniel Beard

    Daniel Beard2 hours ago

    Ah, my favorite animal.

  8. Londontennistube

    Londontennistube7 hours ago

    Hats off to the camera operator

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  10. soupisgoodfood

    soupisgoodfood14 hours ago

    Isn't all life some form of intelligence to one degree or another?

  11. Denise Noe

    Denise Noe21 hour ago

    Do I catch what is special about this creature here?

  12. B. S.

    B. S.22 hours ago

    i think she's talking about octopi yes but also multiple layers describe other things simultaneously i think.... for instance, certain humans with smartphones/cyborgs..... tripping me out rn..meta af.. does she know how deep and intuitive she's being

  13. Kewl Alex

    Kewl AlexDay ago

    Ultra instinct

  14. Chad Hayag

    Chad HayagDay ago

    We usually look to the stars and dream of intelligent species comparable to us, what if a native to earth species develops a society and then technology? Would we hunt them to extinction or collaborate with them? idk, looking back at our track record.. eh

  15. Daniel Schechter

    Daniel SchechterDay ago


  16. Prettywoman777

    Prettywoman777Day ago

    God has created many amazing creatures.

  17. man on fire

    man on fireDay ago

    and octopus taste good when cooked..

  18. D M

    D MDay ago

    I don't know how this channel went under my radar for so long, but thank you so much for creating content without dumbing it down so much. I came here recently through Real Engineering. Might I suggest more crosspollination by making some videos about recent developments in bioengineering by way of biomimetics? It's a super cool topic and a lot of people aren't aware of it.

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  23. Gender Woman

    Gender Woman2 days ago

    They think by their arms, they see by their skin... How had human any time thought he is the best creature?!?

  24. Mr Magoo89

    Mr Magoo892 days ago

    My octopus teacher on Netflix is awesome A guy visits an octopus for a year straight everyday.

  25. o

    o2 days ago

    This is a rgeat video, but I should be studying math right now! I will have to explain to my teacher that I can't do the test tomorrow becaus I watched The Insane Biology of The Octopus

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  28. Pandu POLUAN

    Pandu POLUAN3 days ago

    When humanity becomes interstellar, and cannot find high-intelligence outside of Earth, humanity will "uplift" these animals to become humanity's friends: Dogs, Cats, Apes, ... and Octopuses.

  29. Milad Panah

    Milad Panah3 days ago

    Just imagine we would put all the money from wars and useless bullshit into the research of things like this. We would be living intergalactic lifes.

  30. Popi Pagkalou

    Popi Pagkalou3 days ago

    Τhere is connection between our past our presence and our future and that is the key to our problems

  31. clutchitup 856

    clutchitup 8564 days ago

    Holyshit i never knew they could change colors

  32. Willyt Oppenheim

    Willyt Oppenheim4 days ago

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  33. Jesus

    Jesus4 days ago

    ask GOD to reveal the truth. If you ask so shall you receive in LORD JESUS NAME AMEN

  34. Ryan Mccabe

    Ryan Mccabe4 days ago

    Man's smoking big Johansons watching deez octos

  35. X3L N4G4

    X3L N4G44 days ago

    i disagree with the "didnt had the choice to be smart" you dont decide to find a smart solution to survive, you either are or not. you cant invent new IQ out of the blue cause your in danger. sure you can try new things and hope advantageous result. but you dont get smarter "cause you have to" IQ is not about desperation. just check american inactivity and bad diet. they need to be smarter to stop dying of fixable unhealthy habbits, but they dont invent IQ out of the blue either

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    J K J4 days ago


  39. Jonny McGrath

    Jonny McGrath4 days ago

    Jellyfish looks more alien like than octopus

  40. Zowex Music

    Zowex Music4 days ago

    yo im making a test and there is a question about how it can plan ahead. does someone know the answer?

  41. Mrs Rivaille

    Mrs Rivaille5 days ago

    I was watching videos about helping autistic people... How did I end up here??

  42. Nathan Hoks

    Nathan Hoks6 days ago

    Who else just gets insanely creeped out by octopuses?

  43. HedgehogMind

    HedgehogMind6 days ago

    all octopi look REALLY pissed off

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    hz duoduox6 days ago

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  45. Nickoy Green

    Nickoy Green6 days ago

    I dont get how this has dislikes

  46. Kira Yoshikage

    Kira Yoshikage7 days ago

    All are venomous

  47. Ron Hoover

    Ron Hoover7 days ago

    intelligent design

  48. Shania.26

    Shania.267 days ago

    Wonderful video! 🐙❤️

  49. mstrh8

    mstrh87 days ago

    12:05 “my octopus teacher” soooo classrom assassination?

  50. Toby TiCci

    Toby TiCci7 days ago

    Yeah im not a fan of the narration...

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  52. Samuel Stowell

    Samuel Stowell8 days ago

    Hi Stephanie... Hope you are doing well

  53. Todd Broughton

    Todd Broughton8 days ago

    Hey squidward!, No I’m squidward, No I’m squidward! Idk why that’s in my mind watching this...

  54. D Luniz

    D Luniz8 days ago

    The one thing ive never understood about the "can squeeze through anyhole bigger than its eye", how does that compression not damage its brain.

  55. Mark Loren

    Mark Loren8 days ago

    They would have taken over the world thousands of years ago, but most of them don't like standing in long lines or paying taxes.

  56. Leah L.

    Leah L.8 days ago

    why do I feel like the answers to a lot of unanswered questions are already around us, some even within our reach and that we just have not discovered them yet.

  57. Alter Kater

    Alter Kater8 days ago

    And we are 99,6% genetically equal. Where are my tentacles?

  58. Karlie Sloane

    Karlie Sloane9 days ago

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  59. Betul Ay

    Betul Ay9 days ago

    I wanted to learn about octopus,suddenly i found myself in to something that pushed their narrative of when we came from which animal we came so on so forth,when in fact no one even knows the true age of world.

  60. Christopher Beams

    Christopher Beams9 days ago

    Wow so cool how they can change colors and to think they say the new earth will have no sea!

  61. scott stensland

    scott stensland9 days ago

    I find it criminal that this video fails to mention researcher Jennifer Mather it should be in the description if not video title especially when they go to such lengths in their current description ... please mend your ways Real Science

  62. Linda Jean

    Linda Jean9 days ago

    The Design I am witnessing in the octopus is from the Divine Designer¡🤔🤨😌🤔🤗💯💞

  63. Alejandro Soto

    Alejandro Soto9 days ago

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  64. Thomas Johnson

    Thomas Johnson9 days ago

    I missed the "insane" part. Hyperbolic language is not what I look for in a science documentary.

  65. Holly Rockwell-Celerier

    Holly Rockwell-Celerier9 days ago

    Can you imagine an octopus trying to understand a human? Octopus scientist observing a human: Hmmm, only 4 arms and they aren't even the same size, how strange. They have no suckers so how can it grab and hold its prey? Instead of a proper beak it has many tiny beaks lining its mouth. This is an extremely inefficient system for tearing apart prey so it must have some other way to kill and dismember its food but without arms this seems unlikely. This is a question that needs further study. Added to that it has many other oddities that are hard to understand. It lives on land so it can't swim, how does it manage to get around? It is always the same color and shape, why haven't they gone extinct without any way to camouflage themselves from predators? Although it is possible to sometimes see a lone one, they almost always seem to appear in groups, sometimes very large groups. Perhaps this is a survival strategy since they are unable to hide themselves. The same behavior is seen in schools of fish, does that mean it is an instinctual ability like fish or a learned technique? Can we then make the assumption that they are at least as intelligent as fish?

  66. John Harvey

    John Harvey9 days ago

    WOW, GOD gave this animal a lot.

  67. John Harvey

    John Harvey9 days ago

    God is an amazing genius to create this creature and everything else.

  68. Gary Donnison

    Gary Donnison10 days ago

    500 000 000 years old i thought this was real science

  69. Melissa Knox

    Melissa Knox10 days ago

    When you learn something so incredible and interesting that you feel like you need to go tell someone about it, you know you learned something good.

  70. aaron meece

    aaron meece10 days ago

    I know we said its arms think but, what if its a response to the wavelength of light and the work function of each layer works differently. Because of this, its more a relfex than an actual thought? Im no octopus expert.

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    Excited Man 4210 days ago


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  74. MrCls

    MrCls10 days ago

    "Real science".. there would be some real science on this channel if you'd stick to the actual facts (biology, physiology, behaviour of the study) and drop the philosophical evolutionary mith. Can't believe that people still buy this nonsense in this day 'n age. ..I guess it's not there fault since its being fed to them systematically from an early age through any means possible. I don't judge people for classifying certain systems of organisms as "simple" back in the 19th century when most people didn't even know what soap was. But now, stating that an organism or even a single cell is simple, is pure ignorance.

  75. Bo Seng

    Bo Seng10 days ago

    My kinda shit

  76. Yankee The Rebel

    Yankee The Rebel11 days ago

    Half of this video is not science. It's atheistic guess work based on the desire to believe in anything other than God... not evidence.

  77. Benjamin BERVOETS

    Benjamin BERVOETS11 days ago

    Turns out our DNA is closest looking to the octopus so they are our closest relative Correct me if I’m wrong

  78. country boy

    country boy11 days ago

    Evolution is Science Fiction

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  81. Marc

    Marc11 days ago

    Nature : ok you animal! you'll loose your Habitat are you're on your own Humans and Octopuses : _it's big brain time_

  82. Carlos Ponchio

    Carlos Ponchio11 days ago

    why do we eat them?

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  84. Alberto Sirò

    Alberto Sirò11 days ago

    You forgot to mention, they're delicious with potatoes.

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  86. K S

    K S11 days ago

    In China they it them alive.

  87. CatMom

    CatMom11 days ago

    So here we are, still in lockdown, & I've learned so much about meerkats. Now I'm into Octopuses. What a wonderful world.

  88. Alienne Laval

    Alienne Laval11 days ago

    Forget the "we" as of any evolutive use... just to the contrary, its task is synchronization and the production of reproductive adult states as final causes... all too often the adaptive capacities (incl. its possibly strange loops and dying out at some point) of a species are mixed up with evolution...

  89. jeb jed

    jeb jed11 days ago

    Yah but how much can it bench?

  90. Enias K.

    Enias K.12 days ago

    gosh if they are alien what are we..

  91. Nammidius

    Nammidius12 days ago

    I recommend reading the "Children of Time" book and then "Children of Ruin", its octopus-centric sequel, for a fun thought experiment of what it could mean to think with one's arms.

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  94. Mark Munro

    Mark Munro12 days ago

    Octopuses do not have any bones with the exception of their beaks. so if you are responsible and depraved enough to be literally the life support of your 8 limbed friend, you can debeak it like how you'd declaw a cat and then push your member into it's feed chute. You can then let it subsist on your baby batter. The Octopus is smart. Very smart. It will learn that without it's beak, it cannot feed on anything else but your human seed that has to be milked from you. Every morning, you will feel your clothes slide off and a damp weight on your lower half. The sensation creeps up your body until most of the jiggly mass has enveloped the entire length. It will start pumping as fast as it can for it is hungry. The animal gyrates its empty stomach and the folds of its brain rubbing on your glans, begging for nutrition. You climax and give the marine creature's breakfast. The pumping slows down but doesn't stop to milk out the last few drops of its meal. Looking into its yellow animal eyes, it looks back with a thousand-yard stare. This will be routine for all of its meals for the rest of it's 3-5 years on this god forsaken planet.

  95. tjaptjap

    tjaptjap12 days ago

    Who would think that squidward was an undercovered genius lol

  96. Edward Weiszbeck

    Edward Weiszbeck12 days ago

    Good idea 👍

  97. Georges Mikhael

    Georges Mikhael12 days ago

    What's the music that starts in the beginning

  98. lowerastral

    lowerastral12 days ago

    It's sad that they have such short lifespans.

  99. Raymond Jones

    Raymond Jones12 days ago

    Never thought I'd say this, but I'm so happy that this popped up in my recommended.

  100. Héctor Fierro

    Héctor Fierro12 days ago

    Shut up, Meg!

  101. Kings Bing

    Kings Bing12 days ago

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  103. Dragon King

    Dragon King13 days ago

    Its an Extraterrestrial Alien 👽 for real

  104. silky Robinson

    silky Robinson13 days ago

    Apparently, the people who made this documentary have not considered the stoned ape theory 🍄🍄🍄

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    Greenfly 1213 days ago


  106. Peter Le

    Peter Le13 days ago

    arent all octopuses essentially venomous?

  107. Robert L

    Robert L13 days ago

    I wonder if the military industrial complex try to reproduce this. It would be just too complex to reproduce and have it light weight.