What limits an octopus from squeezing through a hole

wolfw28

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I have heard two different storys of what prevents an octopus from squeezing through a whole seam most of the online community says it it break I have heard from other it the size of it brain witch cant be compressed. Hoping I could find the answer here.
 

tonmo

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The beak is what I've understood to be the only thing that's really uncompromising. Our own @ceph (Dr. James Wood) ran a test on this years ago:
 

Hadla

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Yeah I think it’s the beak which is said to be about the size of their eyes. That’s the only hard part of their bodies
 
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