The Curious Case of Octopus Wrestling



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Arising out of the peace and prosperity of the post-war world, in the middle of the 20th century Americans threw themselves into a variety of weird fads, with goldfish swallowing, pet rocks (see: How Did the Pet Rock Fad Start?), streaking, dance marathons, and sea monkeys (see What are Sea Monkeys?) among the most popular. One that received less attention internationally, but whose participants and spectators ardently loved, was the curious case of octopus wrestling.

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/62758/everything-you-need-know-about-octopus-wrestling

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-octopus-that-takes-photos-of-her-aquarium-visitors/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus_wrestling
http://fightland.vice.com/blog/octopus-wrestling-and-the-cephalopod-uprising

Octopus Wrestling Is My Hobby


http://knkx.org/post/world-octopus-wrestling-championships-once-attracted-audience-thousands-shores-tacoma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteroctopus_dofleini
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/giant-octopuses-werent-the-worlds-best-wrestlers/
https://seattle.eater.com/2016/12/7/13871058/copal-open-pioneer-square-matt-dillon

Image Credit:

https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-218278222/stock-photo-reef-octopus-underwater
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-190577266/stock-photo-flight-of-giant-octopus-flight-of-giant-octopus
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-193914652/stock-photo-octopus-underwater-close-up-portrait-detail-hunting-on-the-rocks
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-141337247/stock-photo-common-octopus-in-large-sea-water-aquarium
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-161055836/stock-photo-big-octopus
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-91946312/stock-photo-giant-pacific-octopus
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-58434566/stock-photo-war-with-a-large-sea-monster-octopus-alien
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-164039732/stock-vector-beautiful-octopus-coral-and-colorful-reefs-and-algae-on-sand-vector-illustration-of-sea-landscape
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-208566175/stock-photo-close-up-portrait-of-the-octopus-underwater
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-108588887/stock-photo-reef-octopus-hunting
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-173936434/stock-photo-outlaw%2C-3d-rendering%2C-metal-text
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-122865872/stock-photo-success-concept-success-drawn-on-dark-wall-success-in-multicolor-doodle-design-success-concept-modern-illustration-in-doodle-design-style-of-success-success-business-concept
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-127066262/stock-photo-red-tentacles-getting-out-of-the-computer-monitor-3d-rendering

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