Posted by: bridget | 4 March 2008

“Doc Hexa” Doesn’t Have the Same Ring to It

British marine biologists have found the world’s only hexapus – an “octo”pus with six legs.   Usually, octopodes that lose a leg will grow another one – kind of like a starfish.   Henry, however, has six and only six. 

Poll of the day: Was Henry inspired by Al Gore to reduce his carbon footprint by 25%, or is George Bush responsible for this horrible mutation?  You decide.  (Last H,aP poll may be found here.) 

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Responses

  1. “Was Henry inspired by Al Gore to reduce his carbon footprint by 25%, or is George Bush responsible for this horrible mutation?”

    That was the funniest thing I’ve read all week! Thanks for the laughs.

  2. You’re welcome. Care to cast a vote, or do you have a daily limit? :)

  3. Theo,

    Pharyngula has a post on this and link to a fairly good explination for how this happens.

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/03/hexapus.php

    It’s fascinating, actually.

  4. I vote for it being Bush’s fault. It is wonderful to have a scapegoat. It’s Biblical and everything.


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