Intelligent animals like to play and in recent playdates studies Octopuses sometimes just do things for fun.

“Octopuses are so brilliant,” said author and naturalist Sy Montgomery, who believes their intelligence is almost off the charts.

“We give ’em the same toys to play with that we give our children,” Montgomery said. “They love to play. Play is one of those characteristics of higher minds.”


And how horrifying to think that some people eat this self-aware, brilliant creatures.