Ready or not, it's time for more What I Learned This Week over at Musings of a Housewife!
This week I'm changing it up a bit. I'll be doing What I Learned This Week Twenty-two Years Ago. Why? Because once again, I've got nothing. But I did find a really cute video clip that will fit in with my revised theme. See? It all works out in the end.
So, twenty-two years ago this week, I was taking summer term classes at my college. Yes, I was in college that long ago. I was a, uh, a child genius. Yes, that's it. Anyway, I was taking the Best Class Ever - Marine Biology. Who knew that science could be so fun? Anyway, the professor loved to tell stories of things that had happened at places she'd worked in the past. My favorite were the octopus stories. Did you know that they are wicked smart? It's true.
Once she was working at an aquarium and the aquarium had been having a lot of thefts of expensive exotic fish. Every morning, they'd come in and check the tanks and more of the fish would be missing. That was getting really expensive, so they put up security cameras to try to catch whoever was breaking into the aquarium at night and stealing fish. They caught the thieves, too. It was the octopuses. The octopuses that were in tanks on the next floor up. They were climbing out of their tanks, down the stairs and up to the fish tanks to have themselves an expensive little feast every night. They'd then go back up the stairs and climb back into their tanks. Ooo! They were so sneaky! And yes, they put lids over the octopus tank after that.
She also worked at a lab that was studying octopuses. The octopuses got pretty hungry there, too. The Marine Biologists would come in to the lab in the morning and find octopuses on top of the refridgerator, in the refridgerator and around the refridgerator, all of them very well fed. Yup, they'd manage to open it up and help themselves. So yeah, lids went on those tanks, too.
So I hope you've enjoyed this little walk down memory lane with me. It was fun! And it was one of the few things I've retained from what I learned in college. Go figure.
Now how about a little Life is Funny blog carnival? No octopuses were harmed in the writing of that post.