Last Call: In woman vs. octopus, octopus goes down swinging

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I’m just going to say it: We Asians have a fetish with eating things that are very fresh, I’m talking on wrong-side-of-death-fresh. Have you seen these videos of people eating squid sashimi with tentacles still moving? Ones where the suction cups hang on to dear life against the lips of its soon-to-be devourers? I don’t care what folks eat, I just find the whole act over-the-top and self-indulgent.

Today on the interwebs, a video was circulating of a woman who posted a video on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. In it, the woman was apparently—we can presume—trying to eat the still-alive octopus, when the octopus decided it would go down swinging:


Did you know octopus are incredibly smart? That they have relatively large brains? Also, have you seen this zombie yellowtail tuna?


Aww geez. Sweet dreams, everyone.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

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Aw Kevin, could you warn before having videos of an animal being sliced apart while still alive? That’ll learn me to click a YT without reading its title first.

Super gross and also I hate the whole “eat the living creature” thing. At least the octopus got in a few shots.