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Nature's Craziest Defense Mechanisms

By Vadim Newquist Apr 23, 2014

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The Octopus

The octopus has more defense mechanisms than Batman’s utility belt. They can regenerate lost arms, they can straighten out their body and become thin enough to hide inside most underwater crevices to avoid attack, they have a jet propulsion system of sorts also allowing them to escape predators. Most have awesome camouflage abilities, and most amazing of all, they possess ink sacs that eject a thick black cloud of ink that dulls the sense of smell of their attacker, allowing them to disappear in a flash. So basically the octopus is more or less the ninja of the deep.

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, nature, weird science

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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