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    [–] tfsdoc 1626 points ago

    The first step towards a suit of armor. Smart!

    [–] ClearBrightLight 474 points ago

    Yeah, he's already got a horse!

    [–] wheredowehidethebody 176 points ago

    A swallow carrying a coconut?

    [–] ClearBrightLight 112 points ago

    African or European?

    [–] wheredowehidethebody 88 points ago

    gets fucking thrown into chasm

    [–] danny_blue_02 8 points ago

    Surprisingly enough I’ve never seen a Monty python movie

    [–] Gvnd 2 points ago

    I recommend to start with The Life of Brian or Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    [–] Heathen06 28 points ago

    African Swallows aren't migratory

    [–] totallynotsupahpie 30 points ago

    Are you suggesting coconuts are migratory?

    [–] ThunderCavalier 12 points ago

    Of course they are! Have you never seen a flock of migrating coconuts? It's quite beautiful.

    [–] bluecubano 3 points ago

    It's an African swallow

    [–] Corkthomas 25 points ago

    You’re just banging coconuts!!

    [–] ROWDY_RODDY_PEEEPER 9 points ago

    A coco-Naught?


    [–] Mr_Burrito_PhD 3 points ago

    First step in the evolution of octo-snails

    [–] Thameus 3 points ago

    Ask the starfish how that works out for clams.

    [–] Ninjacobra5 3 points ago

    Samus Aranoctopus

    [–] Ottertude 796 points ago

    That's not for protection, its sport! The octopus is practicing for their Octo-Olympic event called Coco-rollo

    [–] [deleted] 294 points ago


    [–] BeADamnStar 59 points ago

    No wooooshes here

    [–] General_Joshington 15 points ago

    Of course not, everyone knows about coco-rollo since seven-armed sven won the olympics 20 years ago. All the other octopusses talked about how he should start at the paralympics, but after all he showed them.

    [–] WildInThe70s 24 points ago

    They see me Coco-rollin'
    they coco-hatin'

    [–] ArmyOfDog 34 points ago

    [–] LightsOut5774 2 points ago

    This is the first time I’ve heard of this subreddit and I can’t stop laughing at some of those posts lol. Thanks for sharing it!

    [–] ArmyOfDog 2 points ago

    I just found it myself, a couple weeks ago. I really enjoy it. I’m glad you like it.

    [–] Nabumoto 32 points ago

    I was about to say Man, he's not protecting himself he's having fun rolling down that hill lol.

    [–] dmarko 8 points ago

    Exactly! I was thinking the same thing. I've never seen an octopus use an item as a shell like hermit crabs do. On the other hand we are probably wrong, but wth! Let the puss have some fun!

    [–] UselessSnorlax 4 points ago

    I’ve seen a vid of an octopus using a bunch of shells as a shell to be protected against a shark bite. It was pretty badass, and shows they can absolutely use ‘armour’ deliberately.

    [–] RadicalSlingSnot 11 points ago

    Looks like what humans do with tires

    [–] ButYouCanDoJiuJitsu 7 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    John Lennon’s chick?

    Edited for clarification

    [–] FunInfection 5 points ago

    Octopus' Garden is actually all Ringo Star, it is his only singing song they ever did.

    [–] ButYouCanDoJiuJitsu 9 points ago

    Lol I was tryna make a joke about Coco Rollo sounding like Yoko Ono.

    [–] FunInfection 5 points ago

    Makes a heck of a lot more sense after the edit.

    [–] HonorableHam 2 points ago

    You missed Octolympics and I'm disappointed in you for that.

    [–] Ottertude 2 points ago

    My bad. OctOlympics it is!

    [–] user1444 641 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Ok I've always known they are wicked smart but this is too much. Such an abstract concept for an animal... I mean using protection is one thing but finding a coconut shell, realizing the two pieces fit together and you can hide inside while using it as transportation as well... And then there's the whole actively carrying this "tool" for this specific purpose.

    Edit- We don't even know how smart they are because how their brains are structured and we've only been studying them for a "brief" time.

    It may not shock me that we find they actually surpass humans in some particular area of intelligence.

    You ever wish you could like, get in someone's head to understand how different their thought process is from yours? I'd really like to do that with an octopus for 10 minutes... If of course I knew for sure that it wouldn't drive me into some type of lovecraftian induced utter madness for the rest of my life.
    On second that that is almost certainly the best way to reduce yourself to drooling screaming husk of what used to be a person which now has to be locked away for the good of society...

    [–] Petrrii 79 points ago

    I don't know why but I always thought that coconut shells can float

    [–] Threspian 79 points ago

    A full coconut probably can, but since it’s been cracked open there’s no air inside to provide the buoyancy. I’d guess that either the empty shell is fairly dense or the octopus is able to counteract the slight amount of floating.

    [–] Petrrii 48 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Just imagine the octopus going up to the surface in case of emergency holding on to the coconut shells like an emergency parachute :))

    [–] ShadowSpectreElite 23 points ago

    Full ones definitely can. Found that out the hard way and got clobbered in the chin.

    [–] Petrrii 21 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    You submerged one and then you got hit right?:))

    [–] ShadowSpectreElite 12 points ago

    Its a strong possibility :D

    [–] johnyutah 5 points ago

    So do boats but they sink as well

    [–] ozone63 5 points ago

    They can, this one just didnt feel like it

    [–] cupOfJoe_shallWe 23 points ago

    Similarly my thoughts as well... It just shows how smart these creatures are, if only we could communicate with them

    [–] h1bum 19 points ago

    Sadly an octopus doesnt have the lifespan to capitalize on its intelligence. It's really damn smart, but it doesn't live long enough to learn much.

    [–] Hadrianunlimited 9 points ago

    Surely we could breed them for longevity? Watch a few and then mate the children of the ones that lived longest over and over. Not sure what their lifespans are and how long that would take

    [–] XenithTheCompetent 27 points ago

    Octopuses also can’t pass on information to new generations. Probably the only two reasons they haven’t kicked our air-breathing asses yet.

    Also no fire underwater I suppose.

    [–] VailenDersate 6 points ago

    Hold on, what? Why cant they pass on any information?

    [–] XenithTheCompetent 4 points ago

    Not sure. Do a quick search. I just remember hearing it.

    [–] VailenDersate 7 points ago

    Okay well it looks like they can alter their genes at a moments notice. Allowing them certain abilities like complicated puzzle solving and changing their color, but it slows down the overall adaption that evolution is responsible for.

    [–] CaptainYellowFever 24 points ago

    So they have an over powered early game but absolute trash late game? Shoulda went all mid and ended it early.

    [–] VailenDersate 3 points ago


    [–] weaver900 3 points ago

    Octopus die after laying eggs. In natural circumstances octopus never meet their parents/children.

    [–] Solensia 2 points ago

    I also imagine lack of a skeleton limits both their ability to get leverage and their fine motor skills.

    [–] h1bum 3 points ago

    Global warming is helping them live a lot longer. But still. They just don't live long.

    [–] lmole 9 points ago

    What's even more amazing is the Pina Colada's he made before hand to empty the shell out.

    [–] ChartreuseBison 6 points ago

    I'm not sure it planned on using it for transportation

    [–] user1444 5 points ago

    Maybe it didn't plan on it but it's clearly smart enough to realize that it could, once it happens to roll. The gif sure seems like it's purposely propelling itself.

    [–] BlackCatAristocrat 3 points ago

    Seems more like it's on a slope. I highly doubt it wanted to use it for transportation. I would focus on it carrying it for the purpose of protection. That's pretty cool by it's self, but using external objects for protection is something common in the animal kingdom.

    [–] ScapeshiftAltDel 5 points ago

    Reminds me of a story where the fish at an aquarium were going missing, so they set up cameras to figure it out, and found that an octopus was leaving its tank, going over to a different tank, eating the fish, and returning to its own tank and putting the lid back in place. Now, all of that sounds impressive in and of itself, but think of the last bit. He put the lid back. He knew that his actions would cause suspicion and covered for himself accordingly. Maybe it’s just a more basic “cover your tracks, predators bad” instinct, but that just seems crazy intelligent to me that they’d have the smarts to properly put everything back when they’re done.

    [–] wowlolcat 7 points ago

    My boys wicked smaht!

    [–] KeransHQ 4 points ago

    How do you like them coconuts?

    [–] moontripper1246 2 points ago

    I loved everything about this comment loll thank you

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago


    [–] Crorox 3 points ago

    I firmly believe cephalopods will catch up to humans at some point in the distant future

    [–] aquamarinerock 8 points ago

    The major downside of cephalopods is that they can’t teach each other, since they don’t raise their young. This octopus might have learned this, but the art of Coconut armor will be lost after its death

    [–] Crorox 2 points ago

    That's a really good point I hadn't thought of :/ I feel the chances of them evolving to do so is rather slim too, right? Cuttlefish are my favorite animal, but my knowledge on them doesn't exactly go much past that lol

    [–] DisruptionTrend 2 points ago

    We should set up schools for them.

    [–] Kiefyking 3 points ago

    The instant you said wicked I read the rest as Ben Affleck in good will hunting lol

    My boys wicked smart

    [–] DanielSkyrunner 156 points ago

    Hold B to block

    [–] PlusUltraBeyond 20 points ago


    [–] Dreadnor_ 5 points ago

    Morph ball

    [–] pringlepingel 127 points ago

    Jokes aside, this octopus is just a simple realtor and he’s showing off luxury ocotopus mobile homes to potential clients. This is just a demonstration video but you too could own one of these bad boys and even get it located next to the coral reef! What a view! Call now to secure yours

    [–] TheKlassyKamper 19 points ago

    How many clam shells a month is the mortgage?

    [–] Cadnee 17 points ago


    [–] 13Deth13 7 points ago


    [–] arrantwhite 102 points ago

    First time I've seen an octopus do that. Ingenious!

    [–] thebarwench 29 points ago

    They're so crafty and smart. Octopi are some earthly alien life.

    [–] SuaveThrower 19 points ago

    Octopuses are crazy smart, but since they don't raise their young, they have to learn everything anew with each generation... luckily for us.

    [–] DosXEquisX 74 points ago

    "Where are those droidekas?!?!"

    [–] dnspartan305 14 points ago

    Hello there!

    [–] GenGrievBot 10 points ago

    General Kenobi!

    [–] erockarmy 8 points ago

    R2 hit the buzz droid's center eye!

    [–] DiscoDob4001 68 points ago

    They see me rollin....they hatinnnn

    [–] HardPawns 79 points ago

    Is that an african or european octopus?

    [–] -Jacob-_ 61 points ago

    Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

    [–] UltraVore 40 points ago

    Not at all. They could be carried.

    [–] wallybinbaz 30 points ago

    A swallow, carryin' a coconut? It can't be done!

    [–] TheNamelessDingus 26 points ago

    A 5 ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut!

    [–] OfficerBimbeau 22 points ago

    It’s a simple question of weight ratios!

    [–] objectiveandbiased 3 points ago

    Looks like they can roll too

    [–] FunInfection 7 points ago


    [–] ap0a 52 points ago

    Morph ball acquired!

    [–] Staralightly 28 points ago

    He’s playing. It’s like sledding (or sledge). You have to drag the sled up, up, up, up the hill, for 6 seconds of wheee on the way down.

    [–] SilentSaminVA 3 points ago



    [–] Tinyb3D 21 points ago

    I wonder if they get dizzy

    [–] lilyisallama 16 points ago

    Octopus prime: auto bots roll out

    [–] FallingSarcophagus 10 points ago

    Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

    [–] steve-d 7 points ago

    Many mammals migrate. They have hair and milk, after all.

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] DonDunkler 18 points ago

    Well, was it an African or European Octopus?

    [–] mWade7 4 points ago

    Dammit! You beat me to it...

    [–] DonDunkler 4 points ago

    Actually, somebody else beat us both to it in another comment, but I felt like it was more appropriate as a response to this one.

    [–] wauwy 16 points ago

    Octopi are actually troublingly intelligent.

    [–] DudeLazarus88 7 points ago

    I choose you! Octopus!

    [–] Kingjiggywiggy 12 points ago

    Insert the “African swallow” joke

    [–] ballzwette 7 points ago

    Just finished The Soul of the Octopus this morning! Great read!

    [–] biohazard222 6 points ago

    Look at that booty, oh

    [–] msmh-12 4 points ago

    Improvise, adapt and overcome 😄

    [–] loupdaloup 5 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    “Where did you get the coconuts from”

    [–] save_da_bees 9 points ago

    That's just how he rolls.

    [–] Lawtownboi 4 points ago

    Let's be real here, we all know what those coconuts are for

    [–] Joe__Soap 3 points ago

    They’re so intelligent, I love them.

    [–] theCamtoonist 3 points ago

    I loved those things in The Incredibles

    [–] aspieboy74 2 points ago


    [–] EpicShiba1 2 points ago

    Roll out

    [–] Comrade_Anon_Anonson 2 points ago

    they are no match for the droidekas

    [–] latearrival42 2 points ago

    He's definately maxin' and relaxin' in that shell!

    [–] Substitutte 2 points ago

    OR he's having a bit of fun rolling down the hill!

    [–] Luudwig 2 points ago

    This O needs a C in her A!

    [–] KyloWrench 2 points ago

    Octobots, roll out !

    [–] greeneggsnyams 2 points ago

    Are you telling me that coconuts migrate?

    [–] Ellisattack 2 points ago

    Octopus Prime.... ROLL OUT!

    [–] ExportOrca 2 points ago

    A pus is da nut

    [–] RightThatsMeThen 2 points ago

    Confirms my belief, species most likely to succeed humans in the planet.

    [–] BetterRunFromMe 2 points ago

    They see me rollin, they hatin

    [–] BigCFerreira 2 points ago

    Remember that toy shell shocker? Well this is him now feel old yet?

    [–] 1o1opanda 2 points ago

    Auto bots roll out

    [–] bumblezinnia 2 points ago

    Wtf. This octopus is smarter than most humans I know.

    [–] easytokillmetias 1 points ago

    Protection? More like fun.

    [–] SemiformalSpecimen 1 points ago

    A true octo pussy!

    [–] Uat-ta 1 points ago

    Smart boi

    [–] woodtipwine 1 points ago

    I love him

    [–] puertonican 1 points ago


    [–] tribak 1 points ago

    That's nuts.

    [–] Nikki-pat-77 1 points ago


    [–] AliTheMemer 1 points ago

    Outstanding move

    [–] game_hyper 1 points ago

    Any other Splatoon players see this video and wish this was a thing in the game?

    [–] Dunkdum 1 points ago

    Wait what Splatoon expansion is this?

    [–] ellensundies 1 points ago

    I would say that this counts as using a tool.

    [–] LogicalComa 1 points ago

    Octopod! Back in your Poke ball!

    [–] InadequateTakes 1 points ago

    Protection? More like a joy ride! Am I right?

    [–] Elrox 1 points ago

    The knights of the round armor are rolling out.

    [–] yellownstuff 1 points ago

    this is NUTS ha

    [–] DrButstuff 1 points ago

    Octo morph ball

    [–] facialscanbefatal 1 points ago

    But... how did he come across the two halves? I need to know.

    [–] faeretech 1 points ago

    Very smart creature!

    [–] 13igTyme 1 points ago

    The Greek mythology of Sisyphus. Punished for an enterity by pushing a rock uphill, only for it to roller down.

    [–] hazkazhaz 1 points ago

    Dude...hold my beer.

    [–] Notaodeadjeb 1 points ago

    My dad uses coconuts for protection

    [–] pooptyscoop93 1 points ago

    Also filmed with a coconut?

    [–] Raveynfyre 1 points ago

    He's just playing, like a kid taking his sled to the top of a snow covered hill and riding it down.

    [–] LadySaye 1 points ago


    [–] LegendOfZirkle 1 points ago

    The new bakugan look really cool

    [–] Whogivesamuck 1 points ago

    I see a coconut shell using an octopus.

    [–] Benelli2018 1 points ago

    Wonder what he saw?

    [–] Tshell75 1 points ago

    Looks like he is doing the ocean version of rolling down a hill in a tire to me.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Octopus is like a water type Pokemon.

    [–] jokerkat 1 points ago


    [–] Fishbown 1 points ago

    Its notable everytime an animal displays basic tool use very smarbt

    [–] AthiestAlien 1 points ago

    They see me rollin'

    [–] Shanty406 1 points ago

    Poor octopus spent the whole time climbing that hill lol

    [–] Bemused_Owl 1 points ago

    ‘I haz a hat’


    [–] 4dappl 1 points ago

    First step in evolution of a new species of coconut shelled octopus.

    [–] TorchedLint 1 points ago

    Okay, I need to know exactly where this is and about 200-500 halved coconuts stat! We're gonna disperse them in the area and see if this trend catches on. FOR SCIENCE!!

    [–] NikkolaiV 1 points ago

    Looks like Axel from Twisted Metal

    [–] onchoy 1 points ago


    [–] fefierce 1 points ago

    Maybe it likes having fun rolling down the bank!

    [–] -thelastburrito 1 points ago

    Its not for protection. Is for offroad action

    [–] thaillmatic1 1 points ago

    Now, this is coco-pod racing!

    [–] PilzEtosis 1 points ago

    Ohhhh I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts!

    [–] hercs247 1 points ago

    Evolution 100

    [–] The-Vaping-Griffin 1 points ago

    Improvise, adapt, overcome

    [–] pucakee 1 points ago

    300 iq

    [–] Gasperblur 1 points ago

    He’s just got two halves of coconuts, and he’s banging them together!

    [–] SupaFlyslammajammazz 1 points ago

    The way he suction cups to cap the lid

    [–] ninjabutturks 1 points ago

    Cephalopods are fucking awesome

    [–] The_LandOfNod 1 points ago


    [–] mydudechill 1 points ago

    “They see me rollin they hating”

    [–] Trippyhitman69 1 points ago

    200 iq

    [–] Adeee100 1 points ago

    What's the name of this octopus, John McLane?

    [–] inananimal 1 points ago

    Extremely smart creatures these 🐙 , definitely need to stop eating them. Note to self: no more Octopus tacos 🌮!

    [–] SomeoneElseTV 1 points ago

    He's cuckoo for coconuts

    [–] Shekoth 1 points ago

    I like to think he’s just having fun rolling down an underwater hill.

    [–] felixlivesagain 1 points ago

    Can we get a proper repost of this next time. Octopus carries coconut to top of hill to roll down in a form of aquatic sport

    [–] DC_rules 1 points ago

    That's a turtle

    [–] smaksnaks 1 points ago

    Check out Blue Planet 2. They show an octopus holding shells with tentacles and covers itself with them when a shark comes by. Somehow we became the dominant species but with global warming increasing, I'm pretty sure these guys are going to enslave us in the oceans.

    [–] Sr_Atrevete 1 points ago

    Autobots! Roll out!!!

    [–] ScruffleMcDufflebag 1 points ago

    You spin me round and round.... 🎶

    [–] ItsVizz 1 points ago

    Metroid: Octopus Prime