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Trained Octopi Restaurant

No, we don't serve serve octopi, the octopi serve you!
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As stated in many places, and here on the halfbakery, octopi are smart. Smart enough, I hope, to learn how to cook.

Specializing in seafood, octopi work together to create your food. Some of them reside in the large tank beneath the glass floor, where, when you order your food, they catch your food. Fish, oysters, and clams are no match for the octopi. They then bring the fish/shellfish/lobster to a special receptacle, which drains the water and is brought to an oven.

There, an octopus in an exosuit begins to cook your food, the exosuit operated by touch sensitive armsleeves. Eight mechanical legs are useful for cooking. The exosuit has a glass body in which you can watch your octopi chef.

For different dishes, different cephalapod chefs will be taught certain things to cook.

Afterwards, your meal is brought to you by an octopus in a waterfilled glass bowl on wheels with a food tray on top.

Then you may eat your octopus-free meal and leave a generous tip to be used to buy good treats for your octopi waiters and chefs.

DesertFox, Nov 09 2005

Grigori http://www.themoder...n/zak_smith/113.htm
[calum, Nov 09 2005]

They can open jars http://www.wetwebmedia.com/cephalop1.htm
third answer down [gorjabuble, Nov 23 2005]

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       I think it's a bit of a stretch to assume we can get *any* trained animals to serve in a restaurant, let alone cook food.
DrCurry, Nov 09 2005
  

       Octopi are smarter than dogs. And you can teach a dog to do a lot.
DesertFox, Nov 09 2005
  

       Hey, if you can do it, do it! I just think you're overlooking a few things. Like how you're going to get that exosuit to work. And that octopi are pretty floppy outside water.
DrCurry, Nov 09 2005
  

       [DF], indeed, this dog's a moderator, for example.
bristolz, Nov 09 2005
  

       Ah, the old New Yorker cartoon...   

       P.S. There is a frog idea you need to work your moderator magic on.
DrCurry, Nov 09 2005
  

       Octopuses are smart and have great memories, but I don't think they're smarter than dogs. But they are definitely the smartest among the invertebrates. Not a great deal is known about octopus intelligence.   

       Some cool things that we know about octopuses (the giant ones at least):   

       - Octopuses have large brains and so are expected to be somewhat intelligent.
- Octopuses can learn through observation...
- ...which is a remarkable trait to evolve because octopuses aren't social creatures.
- Captive octopuses have been known to escape from their tanks and go for a walk around the aquarium.
spiritualized, Nov 09 2005
  

       Octopuses can imitate other things. A fleet of octopuses successfully fooled the German navy, during WWII, into believing that the North Sea off the coast of Switzerland was teeming with umbrellas. A later incident saw octopuses imitating an entire Saturn 5 rocket, in an unusual feat of cooperation and coordination - accurate even down to the simulation of the three crew, including Gus Grissom.
Ian Tindale, Nov 09 2005
  

       They're also known to cultivate small areas of the seabed, where they hang out during periods of precipitation. Boy, I'd like to be there.
moomintroll, Nov 09 2005
  

       Um, just *how* far off the coast of Switzerland...?
DrCurry, Nov 09 2005
  

       If you tie a large wicca basket to the eight legs of a giant octopus, the octopus will 'know' that it looks like a hot air baloon and it will swim up to the surface and out into air. It will then 'float' through the air until 'self-awareness' kicks in.
spiritualized, Nov 09 2005
  

       I feel an irresistable pedantic urge. It's not good. I cannot fight it.   

       Octopus = Octo- (i.e. eight) -pus (i.e. foot). Some kind of Latinized Greek is it?   

       Not the same as "Latin" Octop-us (c.f. Syllabus, Terminus). So not Octop-i ...   

       I am ashamed. The dirt does not come off.
bibliotaphist, Nov 10 2005
  

       //A large wicca basket// How *do* baskets get religion, anyway?
moomintroll, Nov 10 2005
  

       I really like this idea, right up to the point where the octopus starts cooking.. from there on it just gets rediculous.. ;)   

       However, I think it's not completely outside the realm of reality to train octopuses to catch fish and deposit it in a basket. Now to make 'm catch *specific types* of fish on command could be tricky though.. maybe even impossible..   

       Overall, a [+] for originality.. ;)
akumabito, Nov 10 2005
  

       Even if you did manage to get the octopi to cook, a health inspector would have an absolute fit.   

       Which might be really funny come to think of it.   

       Very original though.
elvinpixie, Nov 10 2005
  

       // How *do* baskets get religion, anyway? // Moses baptises them in the river Nile.
spiritualized, Nov 11 2005
  

       Hey, if monkeys can learn to gamble, and chimps are sending postcards to the The Barenaked Ladies (at least according to the song), octopuses should be able to learn the skills to run a fine restaurant.
sleeka, Nov 21 2005
  

       Pineapple it!
sleeka, Nov 21 2005
  
      
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