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Katherine Harmon Courage

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Katherine Harmon Courage is an award-winning freelance journalist, editor, and author.

She has written for The New York Times, Wired, Gourmet, Popular Science, Prevention, ESPN The Magazine, as well as numerous websites including NationalGeographic.com, Time.com, Oprah.com, NPR.org, FastCompany.com, and Nature.com. Her work ranges from breaking science news to features about food. And she has dabbled in podcasts and video along the way. Prior to becoming an independent journalist, she worked as a reporter and editor at Scientific American.

Her second book, Cultured: How Ancient Foods Can Feed Our Microbiome is out now from Penguin Random House. She is also the author of Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea. And her work was featur

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“Octopuses are tough--and not just in the sense that they can take out sharks (both real and computer generated, as in Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus). They're almost pure muscle. With tridirectional muscles in the arms, they're a tad less supple than a well-marbled sirloin, to say the least (though certainly a lot more healthful). So over the centuries, people have been finding ways to make them a little easier on the jaw.

The classic tactic is beating the bejesus out of them on rocks.”
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