So here are a couple of tidbits. First, a creepy illustration by Kevin Evans:
Second, a link to my pedantic rant on the correct plural of octopus cropped up in--of all places--a forum on n-category theory. If you don't know what that is, suffice it to say it's a branch (or a superset?) of abstract mathematics. And I only know that because it's what my brother does.
And yes, my brother was the one who linked to my blog post. But it was actually somewhat relevant to the off-topic discussion they were having! (Scroll down to comment #35.)