BBC Earth is back with another excellent special, this time focusing on the intriguing creature of the octopus.
Octopuses are intelligent, with nine brains, half a billion neurons in their arms, and three hearts. They can also adapt to different colors and textures in camouflaging with their surroundings. Check out the rainbow octopus!
Alien-like, it is also believed that octopuses have a consciousness.
A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home. The octopus, called Heidi, unravels puzzles, recognises individual humans and even watches TV with the family.
The episode also shows remarkable behaviour from around the world – from the day octopus, which can change colour and texture in a split second, to the coconut octopus, which carries around its own coconut shell to hide in. But most fascinating of all is seeing how Professor David Scheel and his daughter Laurel bond with an animal that has nine brains, three hearts and blue blood running through its veins.
The Muraka hotel in the Maldives is the world’s first underwater hotel in the world.
With two-story rooms submerged 16 feet below sea-level in the Indian ocean, the residency also boasts an incredible price point: $50,000 per night!
According to Archpaper, the villas were constructed with the latest technology:
The construction of The Muraka was both innovative and environmentally-conscious. Each piece of the modular structure was built in Singapore and then carefully shipped to the Maldives, before being plunged underwater and nailed into place using thick, concrete pylons. The sturdy pylons ensure that the villa does not shift or downright float away in the midst of high tides or rough waves.
Personally, I think most of us are better off going to the aquarium for the day rather than sleeping with the fishes. You can see more images of the hotel right here.
Did you know that we shed different types of tears based on our emotions?
Each type of tear is composed of unique chemicals that give them their variable structure.
According to scientist Claire Phillips, tears of grief contain the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin which helps relieve the body in times of stress. Maybe that’s why we feel so much better after we cry?