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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paul the Octopus has died. Who will predict the next World Cup outcome?

Paul the Octopus has died. He was 2 and a half years old.

The eight-tentacled oracle octopus caught world fame during the 2010 World Cup, for accurately predicting the results of all of Germany's matches, plus Spain's one win.
During Germany's World Cup matches, Octopus Paul's caretakers set him up with containers of food with the national flag for each team set to play against each other. Which ever dish he went to first to eat from, was his prediction and each time he was always right.
On Tuesday morning, Paul died of natural causes. The sea center in Oberhause, Germany where Paul lived is saddened by the loss, "We are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here" said Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Center in western Germany. "We had all naturally grown fond of him and he will be sorely missed."
"Paul amazed the world by correctly predicting the winners of all Germany's World Cup clashes, and then of the final," Porwoll said in a statement, according to CNN.
The sea center is finalizing funeral plans.

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