We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Octopus is good food, grilled, sauteed, in a cold salad, whatever. We probably learned in high school bio that they are molluscs, same as squid. Cephalopod molluscs.
Compared to shelled molluscs, these creatures are advanced and have multiple brains. As far as eating goes, with squid we gut them and eat the rest, but with polpo we cook just the feet. I have never heard of eating an octopus head and guts as we happily do with clams and oysters (which have no heads, really. No eyes - but scallops have sort-of eyes...).
Octopi have no brain let alone brains, like squid, they have nerve ganglia.The movement to attribute excessive capabilities to less than real and hardcore origins in science is a sad reflection of where academia is headed. I cringe at what bullshit is shoved down our throats as "scientific consensus."
Love octopus, best grilled but you have to know how to cook it or it will be rubbery and inedible.
As for the heads, they are the best part. Many years ago on one of my first jobs I worked at a high end eatery that did a grilled octopus salad. The chefs split the octopus between the head and the body and cooked both after cleaning. Delicious.
I lived in Italy for many years and they prepare it in many ways. The heads are always eaten.