This musical ode to a little octopus is an instant cure for sadness

Nerf Herder Parry Gripp's music videos are relentlessly cheerful—just try to get through "Turtle (No, that's a Tortoise)" or "Neon Pegasus" without cracking a smile. This quickie music video pays tribute to the exploratory nature of a lone octopus just climbing that rock. It's a little burst of musical, tentacular… » 1/19/13 9:30am 1/19/13 9:30am

8 glorious buildings shaped like squids and octopodes

Architects frequently take their design cues from nature, but while some prefer the curves of budding flowers or the sturdy power of desert mesas, others give their buildings reaching tentacles, high, squid-like towers, or the occasional smattering of what looks like suckers. Here are a handful of buildings and design… » 11/17/12 2:00pm 11/17/12 2:00pm