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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, '09, 5:16 pm 
Did you know that Octopus's are poisonous? I had no idea.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,516895,00.html


Anyone ever seen a real live, or dead, octopus?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, '09, 7:28 pm 
I think the only octopi I've seen have been on TV. Although maybe there was one in an aquarium I visited once. I'd think so, but I don't recall. I've heard of some having venom before, but all of them...? That's a new one on me.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, '09, 5:37 am 
That’s one of the dangerous things about coming to Australian beaches. Don't fear sharks or crocodiles trust me they stay away from people (most times :p ) Its the jellyfish and the very small blue-ringed octopus that make swimming in the sea water dangerous. The Blue ringed-octopus when it bites you with its beak-like mouth injects a numbing poison so it doesn’t feel like you’ve been bitten at all and until it bites you wont know its a blue-ring because they only turn white and blue when the are in defence mode and you very unlikely to feel the bite also you will only have a very limited amount of time to reach of hospital most people don't notice they have been bitten until its too late. Another thing that makes the ocean very dangerous. :blank:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, '09, 1:41 pm 
Eating octopus is bad....mkay?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, '09, 2:46 pm 
Darkil wrote:Eating octopus is bad....mkay?


I've eaten small ones before though. Maybe it's a slow acting poison and it'll kill me when I'm in my forties. :p


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, '09, 7:46 pm 
Caged Wolf wrote:
Darkil wrote:Eating octopus is bad....mkay?


I've eaten small ones before though. Maybe it's a slow acting poison and it'll kill me when I'm in my forties. :p


Caged Wolf, I am curious, just what does octopus taste like? I don't think I would ever try eating one, but you never know.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, '09, 4:07 pm 
Silver_Surfer1 wrote:Caged Wolf, I am curious, just what does octopus taste like? I don't think I would ever try eating one, but you never know.


I seem to remember it tasting somewhat like fish. I can't be totally sure, because the ones I ate were just one ingredient in stir-fry at a Chinese restaurant, so it was mixed with a lot of other things.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, '09, 8:44 am 
Octopus doesn't taste all that great trust me. Actually it really has no taste its kinda rubbery if that helps any one interested in what one would taste like. Definitley not one of my favourite sea foods. :blank:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, '09, 2:27 am 
Octopi scare the living daylights out of me. Them and large squids. I didn't know that they were poisonous--just one more reason to avoid them. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, '09, 2:52 pm 
Lucas wrote:Octopus doesn't taste all that great trust me. Actually it really has no taste its kinda rubbery if that helps any one interested in what one would taste like.


That's why you do with them what you do with tofu and a lot of mushrooms...soak it in all kinds of herbs, spices and sauces. They seem to be sponges for that kind of stuff!


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