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.


And the Capitalism pentapus.


And my favorite, Standard Oil octopus.

See the rest at PopSci.

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