If you thought a beaked and tentacle monster of the deep would be content to spend its existence in a glass tank, you’d be sorely mistaken.
In what seemed to be the genesis of a cephalopod rebellion from a science fiction movie, an octopus in a Seattle Aquarium decided that it had enough — and began to scale the walls of its cylinder tank. Luckily, some dude was able to catch the event on video, with the screams of horrified children in the background and all.
That this particular octopus was thwarted on its path to freedom hardly matters. Witness the terror with which the assembled witnesses reacted to its muscular appendages probing the air—feel that very same terror yourself as you sit safely behind a computer screen—and ask yourself: What would have happened if the octopus had gotten get out? What will happen when another sea monster somewhere views this recording and is moved to put down its own suction-cupped foot?
The revolution has begun.