Ozy the octopus, currently at the Island Bay Marine Education Centre in Wellington, New Zealand, may have just set a new record: he is the first octopus to unscrew a closed jar in under a minute. Earlier this week, the keepers timed Ozy, the fastest unscrewer they'd ever seen, and were amazed when he managed to get to his crab lunch in 54 seconds.
Ozy is only temporarily at the Centre; according to Practical Fishkeeping, he was brought in with a "badly damaged" arm, possibly due to an attack from an eel. He's healing nicely, though -- luckily for him, octopuses can regrow their arms.
Octopuses are known as some of the most intelligent animals on the planet: they use tools, they have personalities, they exhibit play behaviors. (This story investigates the decidedly impressive intelligence of the octopus.) They're the only marine animal that can open a jar, as the combination of perception and force needed to unscrew a lid is beyond the reach of almost any animal. Some have even managed to open a push-and-turn childproof bottle.