Science in Progress: Making an Octopus Puzzle, Part 1

Adam visits the California Academy of Sciences to meet one of its Giant Pacific Octopuses and chat with marine biologists to learn about Octopus intelligence. Back at the cave, he designs and builds a feeding puzzle to give to the Cal Academy to help stimulate the GPO!

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13 thoughts on “Science in Progress: Making an Octopus Puzzle, Part 1

  1. What’s the timeline on this? The initial bit said 2016… was this build then, too? or is it more recent?

  2. I can’t believe you hide this from us for 2 years! Who knows how many projects you have in the shade! 🙂

  3. On this shoot, I learned that octopuses aren’t subject to our filming timelines. Like at all.

    Rich Ross is just a weird, amazing dude. His house was even stranger and cooler than we captured in the piece.

  4. Were you using the heat gun for re-clearing scuffed areas from the file? I was watching some acrylic buffing videos recently, like ya do, and people were taking matte acrylic and buffing it with jeweler’s compound and heat guns to get the clarity back.

  5. Just saw part 2, ***Spoiler Alert*** the original octopus died and I guess they had to wait for another XD

  6. The sound of sanding acrylic at 15:20 are like the anti ASMR. Absolute shivers down my spine, like cardboard edge against cardboard face.

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