They can also figure out how to get out of a jar.
How would an octopus know how to get at the contents of a jar with a twist-off cap? I mean, it’s not something he’s seen before, and learned how to do by watching others do it. What would happen if you let an octopus watch a lot of chess games?
Anyway, here’s some of God’s stuff to start the day–the intelligence of the octopus. God’s creation: that’s how He made them, for His own good pleasure.
Hi, Mr. Nature here–along with a very clever octopus.
The octopus is resting inside a jar at the bottom of the aquarium, and a human comes along and screws the top onto the jar. You’d think that’d be pretty much escape-proof. But almost instantly, the octopus figures out that what he has to do is twist off the lid in the opposite direction; and in less than a minute, he gets it done. Off goes the top.
He then elects to stay in the jar a little longer. Maybe octopi have more in common with cats than we thought.
This is God’s stuff, the wonderful works of His hands. We don’t know why He made the octopus so intelligent, but you can be sure He knows. And maybe the octopus knows, too!
How smart is an octopus? Well, here’s one who learned how to open a fairly complicated jar just by seeing another octopus do it–once.
I wonder if he can learn to play chess. Imagine being the first human to lose a chess game to an octopus.