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Is the octopus an alien?

The octopus certainly does look strange, with bugged-out eyes, suction-cup tentacles, and the ability to change color for camouflage. But a new paper in a peer-reviewed scientific journal posits that octopuses aren’t just strange: They are ALIENS. Literally.

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