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9 brains, 3 hearts: Some wild facts about octopuses

2 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

BOSTON - Mythology and superstition have portrayed octopuses as alien beings or evil creatures dwelling in the terrifying dark depths of oceans.
Little wonder, considering they are a bit unusual.
The giant Pacific octopus has three hearts, nine brains and blue blood, making reality stranger than fiction.
Things to know about the giant Pacific octopus, which is naturally found in the waters of the U.S. West coast, the Aleutian Islands and Japan:
NINE BRAINS
A central brain controls the nervous system. In addition, there is a small brain in each of their eight tentacles - a cluster of nerve...
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