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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 16, 2016 9:25 AM CST
Don't freak out, but scientists think octopuses 'might be aliens' after DNA study.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/e...
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LindaTX8
Mar 16, 2016 11:46 PM CST
Hmm. But perhaps it's native and all the rest of the life forms are alien.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 17, 2016 7:00 AM CST
Now that's an original idea!
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Mar 18, 2016 11:21 AM CST
If they are Aliens, perhaps we should stop eating them.... Whistling

"To Serve Man" is a science fiction short story written by Damon Knight. It first appeared in the November 1950 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction and has been reprinted a number of times, including in Frontiers in Space (1955), Far Out (1961), and The Best of Damon Knight (1976).[1] The title is a double entendre meaning either "to perform a service for humanity" or "to serve a human as food".
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 18, 2016 12:12 PM CST
Jean I tried Calamari once and it had virtually no taste other than the herbs and spices added to it - it was like eating rubber bands.
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Name: Sylvain Forest
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lourspolaire
Mar 18, 2016 1:06 PM CST
I love all manners of cephalopods as food, except the ones they serve still alive on the plate in some rare Asian restaurants. Octopi, calamari, cuttlefish and all that family of marine invertebrates have a refined and delicate taste, easily overshadowed by too potent herbs, inconsiderate batter, too much salt or other condiments. In some restaurants, herbs and condiments are often used to mask the invertebrate's lack of freshness. As far as the rubbery texture, it jusy shows that they were overcooked. My mom would say: spread them all on a plater, wave a hot frying pan in the air above them twice and they're done. I prepare those here all the time and they are always delectable.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 18, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Thanks for the clarification - Like escargo (snails), it's something I probably won't eat again.
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extranjera
Mar 18, 2016 2:45 PM CST
I have a rule, I won't eat anything that can climb a glass aquarium wall. Just watching people eat those tentacles makes me almost barf. So... the aliens are safe from me but am I safe from them? We used to play with octopi (wonder if that's the correct plural) when I was diving, they can be really smart.
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