Register | Login


One April morning in 1963, some five thousand spectators gathered on the shores of Puget Sound near the Tacoma Narrows, in Washington, to watch an unusual event—the World Octopus Wrestling Championships.

The rules were simple: teams of three divers would descend into the waters at depths between 30 to 50 feet, and try their best to grab an octopus and drag it to the surface. Whoever pulled the biggest octopus out of the water won the trophy. A total of 25 giant Pacific octopuses were captured that day, the heaviest weighing nearly 30 kg.

octopus-wrestling-2

Neptune, under the appearance of a naked young man with a crown, fights an octopus with his trident. Photo credit: Old Book Illustrations

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2017.


Loading...



Dubsmash Queen Ketika Sharma is Also a Model

Katrina Kaif promotes Tops amp Tees from FBB

Kangna Sharma Looks Drop Dead Gorgeous in this Shoot

Neelam Gill Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2016

Pooja Sree Seems like a Promising Perpective

Sapna Pabbi Ready to Become Anil Kapoors Daughter again

Whale Bone Alley of Yttygran Island

The Selaron Steps of Rio de Janeiro