According to a rather fun top-100 list, scientists this year discovered that when faced with danger, an octopus can wrap six of its legs around its head to disguise itself as a fallen coconut shell and escape by walking backwards on the other two legs.
The octopus is one of the smartest, most dexterous animals in all the world. However, I question whether it's really trying to look like a fallen coconut shell. Do they learn of this via word of, uh, beak? It's a smart mollusk, but it's still a mollusk (oh yeah, mollusk) and I'm guessing local octopuses have never even seen a coconut.
Yeah, yeah, I get what they probably mean, but still . . .
And Presenting The First Found Naughty Joke Of 2006 - this one writes itself and is from the same list linked above:
67. Giant squid eat each other - especially during sex.
We're nothing if we aren't classy.