I recently visited an aquarium in Riverhead, New York. I particularly enjoyed seeing the octopus. Its big eye stared into my two little eyes and we seemed to make some kind of transcendental connection, although it wasn’t much of a conversationalist.
According to Richard Dawkins, the octopus is the smartest of all the mollusks. Apparently, they have been known to crawl out of their aquariums at night, slither across the floor into another aquarium, and eat the other fish before slithering back. The only evidence they leave is a wet track across the floor. I didn’t see any wet tracks in Riverhead, but I could tell by the look in the octopus' eye that it was plotting some sort of misdeed.