The National Reconnaissance Office used this definitely-not-evil octopus mission patch for their satellite launched last night. The Popular Science website put up a gallery of other globe straddling octopuses (or octopi or octopodes)* and other multilimbed cephalopods.

The Communist octopus.


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And the Capitalism pentapus.


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And my favorite, Standard Oil octopus.

See the rest at PopSci.

*The video will explain the different plural forms of octopus.