TIL that octopuses often collect trinkets and will plunder coins from ancient shipwrecks to fill their homes with

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  1. From the article: “Strangely, the divers have found that the hollowed-out insides are often filled with small objects such as coins. This, he says, is the work of octopuses, who have turned the rostrums into temporary dens. They have a magpie-like tendency to pick up treasure – and fill their homes with trinkets. “They are inveterate collectors,” he says. “They’ll take anything they can get their hands – or tentacles – on.”

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