Weird News

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January 12, 2018

Weird News

An octopus has been filmed trying to change colour to hide from its predators.

Hector Seguin Jr went diving at Ewa Pinnacles in Hawaii, and couldn't resist filming the eight-legged sea creature who appeared to light up as it tried to blend in with its surroundings, the Mirror Online reports.

The 52-year-old said: "The octopus is trying its best to camouflage itself, as octopuses have pigment cells called chromophores in their skin, which means they can control the colour and patterns on their skin.

"They change their colour in an attempt to camouflage themselves from predators.

"While scuba-diving, I spotted this particular octopus just lying right out in the open on the reef.

"It was pretty incredible to see this happen right in front of my eyes all creatures of the undersea world are amazing in their own way."

Retailer pulls back product

Marks and Spencer are going to stop selling a cauliflower steak after it was ridiculed by shoppers.

The product which is simply a sliced cauliflower in plastic packaging with a lemon and herb garnish was being sold for twice the price of a regular cauliflower at the supermarket chain.

Whereas normal cauliflowers are sold for PS1, the veggie steak cost PS2 and immediately faced backlash on social media.

A spokeswoman for the supermarket told the Evening Standard newspaper: "Once we've sold the stock that is currently in stores, we won't be ordering any more of this product.

"We work hard to create quick and convenient meals for customers; however, on this occasion we didn't get it right.

"We have launch many other vegetarian dishes that are already proving popular with customers."

Rachel Clark posted a picture of the cut up vegetable on Twitter and slated the price and the "lots of lovely plastic".

She wrote: "Marks and Spencer stores are selling sliced cauliflower as 'Cauliflower Steak' with lots of lovely plastic and charging PS2 (normally PS2.50).

"A cauliflower costs about 69p from a local veg shop. (sic)"

A woman recently returned her Christmas tree because it was dead and got a full refund.

The unnamed woman walked into Costco and demanded she get her money back after the tree died and surprisingly she succeeded, Metro reports.

A shopper behind her documented the whole ordeal and wrote on Facebook: "I can't make this stuff up.

"Woman in line at Costco, totally nonchalant, to return her Christmas tree 'because it is dead' on January 4.

"I saw the whole thing go down with my own two eyes about 30 minutes ago. If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe that someone had so little moral values or lack of conscience.

"She did get a refund not happily though. It was questioned, verified purchase on her account and she was shamed to a small degree.

"But I don't think it fazed her because she has no conscience.

"She didn't seem to mind that I took a photo and said 'are you serious?'"