Disciple to the master: “Could you give me a word of wisdom? Could you tell me something that would guide me?” It was the master’s day of silence, so he picked up a pad. It said, “Awareness.” The disciple: "This is too brief. Can you expand on it a bit?” The master took the pad and wrote, “Awareness, awareness, awareness.” The disciple: “Yes, but what does it mean?” The master took the pad and wrote, “Awareness, awareness, awareness means—awareness.” --Anthony de Mello, Awareness
In December 1998, a common octopus was captured in Matoya Bay, Japan, which had a whopping 96 tentacles. The unusual octopus had the normal 8 appendages attached to the body, but each one of those branched out to form the extra tentacles. The specimen survived for five months after its capture, and even laid eggs, which hatched into normal 8 tentacled octopi. Upon its death, the 96-tentacled octopus was preserved and now remains on permanent display at the Shima Marineland Aquarium in Japan.
Angler lands two big bass, including one trying to eat the other.