Mr. Octopus, at your service.
When was the last time you thought seriously about getting reamed by a tentacle monster?Read More
When a designer named Kaylene Kau was challenged by a professor to design a prosthetic limb that pushed "the boundaries of current upper-limb prosthetic design," she devised a tentacle-like prosthetic attachment that's at once functional and slightly frightening.
Through extensive research I found that the prosthetic functioned as an assistant to the dominant functioning hand. The prosthetic needed to be both flexible and adjustable in order to accommodate a variety of different grips.As diagrammed below, the tentacle is operated using a motor attached to a pair of cables; a set of controls allow the user to control the degree of curl "to hold a variety of different shaped objects." Read More
No, we're not talking about a Syfy Channel exclusive movie. National Geographic has posted footage taken from a zoo aquarium tank where keepers decided to introduce some Spiny Dogfish Sharks. According to the narrator, they were hoping that their sharks, despite their omni-carnivorous diets, wouldn't decided to make a meal of their Giant Pacific Octopus.
And then shark corpses kept showing up at the bottom of the tank. Understandably eager to know what was killing their animals, the keepers set up some cameras, and the footage they captured is below.Read More