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Historical Thursday: Octopus Wrestling


A glorious Thursday to you, gentlemen and ladybots! As an aficionado of all sports unique and obscure, I had to gasp in awe of the manliness of this great American pastime. Although it lost its mystique, this crazy competition was all the rage just fifty years back; it faced man against his greatest natural enemy, the octopus. Springing into popularity in during the 1960s, the sport was a feat of strength pitting man against creatures of the deep