Octo-Box Trick: Don't Try This at Home

By Bonnie Buck
|  Friday, Mar 6, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 AM CDT
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A 30-lb. octopus is okay even though it looks a little cramped after squeezing inside a 12-inch square box.

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Not to be outdone by the Octo-Mom, a 30-lb. octopus at the New England Aquarium in Boston has earned the nickname Octo-Box after squeezing itself inside a 12-inch square box.

Biologists say Truman, as the octopus is named, usually waits until midnight to reach into the box and get his food. But this week, he got impatient and squeezed most of his 7-foot body inside the box -- through a 2-inch plastic tube.

Don't fret. The biologists say Truman is just fine. And he's become, understandably, quite popular.
 

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