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Watch video: Octopus in Indonesia collects coconuts; Father Barney Canada



Smarter than you think: Australian scientists have discovered an octopus in Indonesia that collects coconut shells for shelter — unusually sophisticated behavior that the researchers believe is the first evidence of tool use in an invertebrate animal. The scientists filmed the octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, selecting halved coconut shells from the sea floor, emptying them out, carrying them under their bodies up to 65 feet, and assembling two shells together to make a spherical hiding spot.


Father Barney Canada: The make-believe Roman Catholic priest accused of duping developers of Trump Tower Tampa out of $150,000 has been arrested and charged with swindling $2.7 million from developers across Florida and the United States.

Read the previous coverage by the Times:

 Father Barney takes fees, leaves a host of developers behind (Jan. 18)

Ex-con sued by Trump Tower Tampa developers (Nov. 8, 2008)

Trump Tower builders dug deep for financing (July 18, 2008)

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:01pm]


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