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Paul, The World Cup Predicting Octopus Has Died

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octopus Paul, The World Cup Predicting Octopus Has Died

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Over the summer, everyone went crazy for Paul . . . the octopus at the German aquarium who was eight-for-eight in predicting World Cup soccer matches. Unfortunately he has died.Yesterday, Paul died in his tank at age two-and-a-half. He died of natural causes few octopus rarely make it past age three.

Paul the octopus, an unlikely star of the 2010 World Cup who ‘predicted’ the outcome of eight matches, has died at an aquarium in Germany. Apparently, it committed suicide when he was asked to predict the upcoming elections in the US.

Paul the octopus, an unlikely star of the 2010 World Cup who ‘predicted’ the outcome of eight matches, has died at an aquarium in Germany. I guess we all know what kind of food they are serving at its funeral.

Paul the octopus, an unlikely star of the 2010 World Cup who ‘predicted’ the outcome of eight matches, has died at an aquarium in Germany. He was remembered with a 21 vuvuzela salute.

Paul the octopus, an unlikely star of the 2010 World Cup who ‘predicted’ the outcome of eight matches, has died at an aquarium in Germany. Ironically, he predicted its own death when he saw the maintenance guy approaching him with some butter, a pan and a knife.

Paul the octopus, an unlikely star of the 2010 World Cup who ‘predicted’ the outcome of eight matches, has died at an aquarium in Germany. To avoid disappointing visitors, quick-thinking zookeepers replaced it with the Octomom’s uterus.

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