National Zoo's octopus gets a name - Washington Post

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    6 [SIZE=-1]KidsPost finds out while combining efforts with the National Zoo to name the baby octopus. (/Evelio Contreras) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders consistently post smart, timely comments about Washington area sports and teams. ...[/SIZE]
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  2. ieatfalalfel

    ieatfalalfel Wonderpus Registered

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    Hmm I submitted a name a while ago. It shall be Smushy!
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Nice video! Too bad she wouldn't take to the balls... next time they should put some shrimp in them! :wink:

    Nat'l Zoo was so welcoming and accommodating to us for TONMOCON IV, along with WAMAS - forever grateful to them for that.
     
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    If I could I'd name her Cthulhu II, but still. I don't get how this thingy goes. Do people vote the name or something? Or is it random... Voting for the name would've given much better results if It were to be randomly chosen. You see that guy? He picked out the name blind folded!
     
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    Pandora, Ursula, 'Octopi DC' — What would you have named the Zoo's new octopus? - Was

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    6 [SIZE=-1]The National Zoo's Giant Pacific octopus — a famously grabby animal — was supposed to choose its own moniker Saturday by latching onto one of four balls with names on them. Instead, reports KidsPost, the octopus hid in a corner and a blindfolded ...[/SIZE]
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    Octopus fails to select its own name, but it gets one - WTOP

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    7 [SIZE=-1]The octopus didn't touch any of hte containers with the names in them. (Courtesy of the National Zoo) WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo's Giant Pacific Octopus finally has a name -- Pandora. But the octopus didn't choose its own name like was hoped when ...[/SIZE]
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