Would I really be able to do eight things at once? Or would I only be able to concentrate on one thing at a time, and simply put eight arms into the effort? I feel like being an octopus would be a bit of a downer. I mean, they have no opposable thumbs, and their suction cupped arms make them attach to everything. That would be like an eternity of having leftover glue-stick glue on your fingers and not being able to wash it off. It's not ideal.
Being an octopus is definitely over-glorified.
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