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Octopus attacks aquabiking woman
upi ^ | Oct. 12, 2012

Posted on 10/13/2012 9:18:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono

BEAULIEU-SUR-MER, - A woman participating in an aquabike lesson in France said she was attacked by an octopus that immobilized her legs with its tentacles.

The woman, whose name was not released, said she was aquabiking -- riding an exercise bike submerged in water -- in Beaulieu-sur-Mer when she felt something moving around her legs, The Local.fr reported Friday.

The woman soon discovered an octopus had wrapped its tentacles around her legs, stopping her from pedaling.

Experts said the octopus was likely attracted by the movement in the water.


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1 posted on 10/13/2012 9:19:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Does Laz have an alibi?


2 posted on 10/13/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe the octopus was just annoyed by the woman and wanted her to stop.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 9:23:25 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: JoeProBono

I could make an excellent pasta with that baby, (the Octopus, not the woman..Smirk :)


4 posted on 10/13/2012 9:24:20 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: JoeProBono

And the octopus says,

“Stop pedaling, woman! You are missed your turn and are two hundred yards off the road and are parked in my front yard!

Plus, you are scaring all the fish away.”


5 posted on 10/13/2012 9:27:51 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Another “never used before” sentence.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: JoeProBono

"..I'll check for damage....again, this may take some time and several dives.......but I will eventually get to the bottom....of this"

7 posted on 10/13/2012 9:34:31 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle


8 posted on 10/13/2012 9:38:02 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

if that is her...I’d wrap my tentacles around her legs too

i mean..did the octopus..a male one obviously...really have a choice in the matter?


9 posted on 10/13/2012 9:38:38 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: mkmensinger
Maybe the octopus was just annoyed by the woman and wanted her to stop.

My guess as well, though it could also be that it was "playing with her," or even trying to figure out what she was doing, though octopi are extremely shy. I've seen stories about how intelligent and inquisitive they can be. But most likely you're correct.

Mark

10 posted on 10/13/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: JoeProBono
riding an exercise bike submerged in water

Why would anyone do this?

11 posted on 10/13/2012 9:46:33 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: carlo3b

12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:47:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

UnPing


13 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:01 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: JoeProBono

This story’s got legs.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:54 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Pontiac
riding an exercise bike submerged in water Why would anyone do this?

It's very theraputic.

15 posted on 10/13/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Doogle

I guess we’ll call you Dr. Octopussy.


16 posted on 10/13/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Pontiac

“Aqua biking is a new sport trend. It is gentle to your joints and leaves no pity for your cellulite and abs. Aqua biking involves riding a bicycle in water which will sculpt your legs and improve your body without pain. It is an ideal sport for those who love water sports.”


17 posted on 10/13/2012 9:51:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
From 'Better Off Dead':

Monique Junot: I figured if we had nothing to say to each other he would get bored; go away. But instead he uses it as an excuse to put his testicles all over me.

Lane Myer: Excuse me?

Monique Junot: You know, like octopus? Testicles?

Lane Myer: Ohhhh. Tentacles. N-T. Tentacles; big Difference.

18 posted on 10/13/2012 9:53:12 AM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: trailhkr1
riding an exercise bike submerged in water Why would anyone do this?

It's very theraputic.

And much more satisfying than leaning against the washing machine with an unbalanced load.

19 posted on 10/13/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: JoeProBono

If they have kids she will be....Octo-mom.


20 posted on 10/13/2012 9:54:12 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous,got me?Captain Beefheart.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 9:57:48 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Pontiac

What’s next? Aqua-trampoline?


22 posted on 10/13/2012 9:58:51 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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23 posted on 10/13/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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24 posted on 10/13/2012 10:02:18 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( I will stand with the CHRISTIANS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction)
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To: JoeProBono
riding an exercise bike submerged in water

Why does this just sound stupid?

25 posted on 10/13/2012 10:04:17 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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26 posted on 10/13/2012 10:05:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Domandred
Why does this just sound stupid?

Unlike your typical stationary bike or treadmill, when you perform exercises in a pool, your body pushes against the water, increasing resistance and ultimately burning more calories in the end.

Water exercises are especially beneficial for overweight people, who are ready to get in shape, because the moves put less pressure on joints, making them safer to perform

27 posted on 10/13/2012 10:07:26 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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28 posted on 10/13/2012 10:08:56 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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29 posted on 10/13/2012 10:09:52 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: JoeProBono

Why is it more gentle to your joints than a terrestrial stationary bicycle?


30 posted on 10/13/2012 10:12:41 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

buoyancy


31 posted on 10/13/2012 10:19:46 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( I will stand with the CHRISTIANS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction)
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To: JoeProBono

That did it.. I’m hungry and it’s lunch time.. You devil.. :)


32 posted on 10/13/2012 10:40:11 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: JoeProBono
The Octocycle market is booming in France.
33 posted on 10/13/2012 10:44:05 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Last we heard of him he was walking down the beach with a smile on his face mumbling, “Thanks for calling it an octopus”.


34 posted on 10/13/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: bigheadfred

:)


35 posted on 10/13/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: JoeProBono

Ohhhhh.....training for the Tour De France.


36 posted on 10/13/2012 10:58:28 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Why is it more gentle to your joints than a terrestrial stationary bicycle?

The effect of gravity is reduced by 50% if submerged to the waist, 75% at the chest and 90% at the neck. AquaBiking is good therapy for all lower body joint injuries, including professional athletes.

Another good therapeutic exercise is squats in waist-high water. As one goes through the range of motion from waist to neck, buoyancy counteracts total weight-bearing by 50% to 90% of body weight. The effect of buoyancy is smallest when the knees and ankles are least flexed and greatest when the knees and ankles are most flexed. This is therapeutic for persons with joint injuries that have greater sensitivity to pain and likelihood of re-injury with the degree of flexion. Additional weight can vary from a simple weightless dowel to a 45-pound bar and four 45-pound plates.

37 posted on 10/13/2012 11:06:30 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: JoeProBono

Octopi are smart buggers. We used to catch them in the trawl when we were shrimping and if we left them alone it would take them maybe 1-2 min to figure out how to get off the sorting table and back into the water, even when they couldn’t see the water.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 11:07:01 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: To Hell With Poverty; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Cthulhu's-getting-lonely ping!


39 posted on 10/13/2012 11:07:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono

This is so freaky, as I can remember a nightmare I had, about 60 years ago, in which I was attacked by an octopus while I was on the seafloor.


40 posted on 10/13/2012 11:18:17 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: JoeProBono

She was riding one of those silly water bikes? No wonder the octopus attacked her.


41 posted on 10/13/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: JoeProBono
Release the Kraken!


42 posted on 10/13/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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43 posted on 10/13/2012 11:58:04 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Slings and Arrows; null and void; callisto; Grizzled Bear; Tax-chick; fanfan; Borax Queen; ...

Is it too lae for me to deny involvement?


44 posted on 10/13/2012 1:24:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

“The Local.fr reported Friday.”

Were you the fr that reported it?


45 posted on 10/13/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT by fanfan ("But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Darksheare

It’s never too lae for you too deny anything.

It is, however to lae for us to believe your denials...


46 posted on 10/13/2012 1:46:53 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1362 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: fanfan

“Raise periscope!” the tube slid out of the water in a slick smooth slide of malice, intent on harm unseen.
“Range to target, three meters!” wait, what?
“Ready grapple!”
The target, oblivious on her aquabike, paid no attention at all to the bulbous eyes staring at her from just over her shoulder.
THEN!
TENTACLES!
SCREAMS!
THRASHING!
EXCITEMENT!
The culprit swam away snickering to himself behind his cephalopodal face features as his victim quivered and shrieked.
And on towards his next target he cruised, ever so silently on his twin water jets..


47 posted on 10/13/2012 1:48:06 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: null and void

Drats.
And my typos get worse too.


48 posted on 10/13/2012 1:48:41 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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49 posted on 10/13/2012 1:55:39 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: Darksheare

50 posted on 10/13/2012 3:01:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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