I have before me a toy octopus. Not your average octopus, but an expandable one. It’s got the requisite 8 legs and is about 3 or 4 inches across. I’d be willing to bet I could get it down without chewing. If I concentrated. Yes, I think I could do it.
But it’s an expandable one, see? The package claims it will grow to 600% of its original size. In case you read that wrong, as I did initially, that’s 600%, and not 600 times. That’d be an elephantine toy for sure!. No, this guy will get about 6 times its size when placed in water. Soaks up the water, see? And then grows. Or maybe it grows while its soaking up the water? I think that’s more likely.
Anyway, what would happen to me if I ate it whole?