How intelligent is the octopus?
The octopus uses its senses of vision and taste like we do. Its large nervous system is a sign of intelligence. Philosopher of science Peter Godfrey-Smith wonders how the octopus – a solitary creature – became so smart. Neil and Catherine chat about this curious animal and teach you six items of vocabulary.
This week’s question:
What is the correct plural form of octopus? Is it:
b) octopodes /ɒkˈtɒpəʊdɪːz/
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.