Octopus Muffs Intelligence Test
What a sucker: 7-foot octopus gets boxed in while trying to unlock lunch
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2009 4:14 AM CST
Contortionist Truman the octopus is squeezed inside an acrylic cube at the New England Aquarium in Boston.   (AP Photo/New England Aquarium)

(Newser) – Truman the octopus did a reverse Houdini act at a Boston aquarium yesterday, reports AP. Biologists seeking to keep the 7-foot octopus' brain busy gave him food inside a latched 14-inch cube. But the impatient contortionist skipped the locks and squeezed himself through a small gap in the cube. After 30 minutes trying to open a smaller box inside to get at the crabs within, he gave up and squeezed back out of his glass prison.