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The incomparable weirdo that is the octopus

A new documentary takes the viewer on an exquisite underwater adventure with one of biology’s strangest creations

By Lucinda Smyth  

Photo: Netflix

It’s become a cliché in 2020 to lament the current state of the world—specifically, to remind everyone what a bad year we’re having. These reminders often feel unnecessary, brow-beaten and exhausting, like the small-talk we’d have with neighbours during the final days of “clap for carers.” But that doesn’t make them less true. The fact is, 2020 has been a bad, bad year, and as it winds to a close it’s not getting better. Coronavirus deaths have passed one million and a second wave is about to…

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