Then I watched Animal Planet and learned a whole lot about the octopus. Do you know their mating ritual? The male hands the female a packet of sperm and she tucks it away until she can make a nest. Could you imagine? “Honey, I got you a little gift!” “13 million sperm? But how did you know?” So yeah, that was pretty romantic.
What sucks, though, is that the female will nest and not move for six months - not to eat, not to shower, not even for a Star Wars prequel - until the eggs hatch. Then she dies and starfish eat her.
January 20, 2005 5:00 AM