Scientists Gave Octopi MDMA and They Acted Just Like Your Buddies

Few things are further from a human than an octopus. Yet, when scientists recently gave eight octopi MDMA, they found the drug had a very similar effect as it does on people. MDMA, sometimes known as Molly or Ecstasy, creates a blissful, inner-peace feeling that facilitates intense connections, often leading to a lot of, well, touching. It turns out, Octopi react similarly.

In the study, scientists gave each octopus an MDMA bath, then put them in this “social approach” experiment they…

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