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Paul The Octopus dies

  1. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    Paul the octopus, which won unlikely worldwide fame correctly predicting a host of World Cup matches, has died, his owners said today.

    Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany, said: "His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself."

    Paul predicted the winners of all Germany's World Cup clashes, and then of the final by selecting one of two boxes, each loaded with a mussel food treat and marked on the outside with one of the teams.
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    Staff at the centre said his death was not entirely unexpected, since common octopuses generally only live a couple of years.

    "He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here," said Mr Porwoll.

    "We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine."

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      andycoolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really? I'm shocked! Did good job in life.

  2. Kidgas profile image81
    Kidgasposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I was sorry to see that he had passed.

  3. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I find it odd to feel sorry for an octopus and yet here we are, the story of the accurate predictions was pretty impressive! He was a celebrity octopus and will be missed by folks round the world smile

  4. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    Do you think Paul the octopus predicted his own demise?

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      maddy757posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no ..  i dont think he ever did that..!!

  5. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    A tribute to Paul the octopus.

    Poor Paul the octopus, its sad
    that he died.

    For when forecasting the future
    he never lied.

    He had a predilection
    for football match prediction.

    I guess he liked the number eight,
    but could not predict his own fate.
    But unlike his friends, at least
    he did not end up served on a plate.