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Ted Cruz once survived an octopus bite (they bite?)

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz once survived an octopus bite, hates avocados and has reached A. the top of Mount Fuji and B. Level 350 of Candy Crush.

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Ted Cruz

The senator revealed these and other fun facts about himself in an Us magazine feature.

Cruz has mentioned the octopus incident in the past but I can't find a ton of details. In this 2014 interview with right-leaning The Blaze he said the unpleasant encounter "happened when he was a small boy on vacation in Mexico." It was included in a February list titled "7 of the strangest things Ted Cruz has ever said" in left-leaning Blue Nation Review. 

Apparently an octopus will bite but I can't find evidence of them going on the attack. Here's a video titled OCTOPUS BITE(s) HUMAN ..




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