Octopuses like HDTV as much as we do. Who knew?
Apparently a group researchers with too much grant money available tested a bunch of cephalopods a while back and found that while they appear intelligent, they didn’t responded to images on standard definition TVs. So they redid the test with HDTVs recently.
The octopuses bought it and responded “more vigorously” to the HDTV images of animals and inanimate objects. The hope is that now researchers can now use HDTVs as a tool to study behavioral traits, such as personality. Just wait until they get their first glimpse of HDTV golf. The octopuses will likely find a comfy sponge and waste away the rest of the day just like humans.