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Paul the Octopus - The Luckiest Octopus to Ever Live

Updated on September 16, 2015

Paul the psychic Octopus

Paul is a psychic octopus and believe it or not, Paul is really good at its job. Paul the predicting octopus is almost two years old and its bread in captivity. Paul was born in England but currently its working as a fortune teller at the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.

Paul only predicts for Germany and before each match Paul is presented with two identical boxes of food. Each box has contender's flag on it and octopus predicts the wining team by selecting the box. Paul the octopus have correctly predicted 5 of the 6 Germany games.

Unfortunately Octopus selected Spain over Germany to play football 2010 finals. Paul's prediction came true as Germany was defeated by Spain in semifinals.Paul proved that he knows more about football than most of experts out there. After this successful prediction Paul has become the most hated Octopus in German history.

If Paul survives the consequences of this daring prediction then hopefully we'll see one more octopus prediction for the third place match between Uruguay and Germany.


Paul in Trouble

Paul the psychic octopus is in deep trouble as his owner received death threats and even recipe suggestion from angry German football fans. Not to forget that Paul is yet to make another prediction about the third place match between Germany and Uruguay. I hope Paul sticks to its successful and unique predicting skill.

Comment Question:

Is Paul responsible for German defeat against Spain in 2010 Football World Cup Semifinals?

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Paul the psychic Octopus Chooses The Worldcup 2010 Winner

Football or soccer fever continues and now its the grand finale the 2010 FIFA world cup final. Believe it or not Paul the psychic Octopus is now the most famous invertebrate in history of mankind. Do you know that Octopus is most intelligent of all invertebrates.

Here are the two final football world cup predictions by Paul the Octopus.

Paul has chosen Spain to win 2010 FIFA World Cup

For third place match Paul predicts that Germany will defeat Uruguay. It seems like mother nature is back to favor Germans once again.

So get prepared to watch this mega event and may the best team win.

Do not forget to post your interesting comments below.

Paul the Octopus
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Uruguay VS Germany Third Place Match Results

Paul does it again ... I cant believe it.

Germany wins the third place match against Uruguay. Paul the psychic Octopus gets it right again. Germany defeated Uruguay 3-2 securing third place in 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Finally German fans get something to celebrate…. It was another classic world cup match. So here we are, tomorrow is the FIFA 2010 world cup final and according to Octopus prediction Spain is going to win. Keep your fingers crossed and pray for your team.

Results: FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals Spain VS Netherland

So we have our results for the finals and like Octopus predicted, Spain are the 2010 soccer world champions. With this final football prediction Paul the psychic octopus has kept its unbeaten record of predicting football matches.

I had a poll on my hub which i am removing now and according to poll 35% people said Spain would win and 65% people voted in favor of Netherlands.

So Paul the Octopus is now according to me most successful predictor of all times. Next time we should tune into channel Octopus to find out who will win. This world cup was more thrilling than all previous world cups just because of Octopus predictions. So thank your Paul the Octopus for making this world cup so unique and worth remembering. With the end of world cup Paul maintains his record of being 100% correct in predicting world cup matches .

Paul the Octopus retires from making predictions. Paul's owner announced on July 12th 2010 that Paul wont be making any more predictions. As a retirement gift Paul gets his own world cup trophy garnished by his favorite food mussels. However Paul will continue his job of entertaining visitors.


Spain wants to buy Paul the octopus

Paul has been given honorary Spanish citizenship by the Mayor of O Carballiño, Carlos Montes. Madrid Zoo has made a bid to transfer Paul the octopus from Germany to Madrid Zoo where it will become their major attraction. However Paul's owner denies any contact from any zoo stating that Paul is not for sale. The bid is being describes as "too good to refuse", so lets wait and see what happens next.

Paul the psychic Octopus on iphone app:

Paul hits iphone--- Octopus predictions are now available on your iphone. Now Paul will help you choose between two options. This iphone app is now available on iphone app store for 99 cents only. This app is designed by the Brazilian developers who also designed uTouchLabs for iphone.

Paul magic:

Paul the psychic Octopus made 8 worldcup prediction and 8 of them cam true. That makes is 8/8 or 100% accuracy. Now what's the probability of making 8 world cup predictions correct in strait line. The chance of getting 8/8 lucky is 1/28 = 0.0039 or 0.39%.

What if you were Paul's owner?

If you were the owner of Octopus predicting world cup matches with that accuracy you would have easily made 5 Million in betting and at least 2 Million in form of royalties and increased business sale.

Russian company offers 100,000 euros for Paul the octopus.

A Russian Bookmaking company has offered a bid of 100,000 euros to buy Paul the octopus however Paul's owner insist that its not for sale. Just like the rest of the world Russians bookmakers also want Paul to be a major attraction, in addition they want to study whether Paul can actually predict games or not.

Spain on other side is desperate to get Paul and they have announced to beat any offer already on the table.

As life departs a legend is born.

Paul the octopus died on October 2010. At the time of its death Paul was aged two-and-a-half, a normal lifespan for any octopus. In this short life span paul became a world sensation and will always be remembered as an Octopus with a very special talent.

What is the most interesting and shocking news you have heard during whole world cup?

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Documentry: The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus

The amazing story of the world's most loved and hated creature, who became a worldwide superstar by eight correct 'predictions' during the 2010 Soccer World Cup. An odds defying 21st century oracle, or a brilliant trickery, remains a warmly debated topic. Written and produced by Alexandre O. Philippe this is a very interesting documentary.


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    • Mr.Gadget profile image

      Mr.Gadget 7 years ago from Taxas City

      Tusitala Tom has got a point there...

      I still think Paul the Octopus is magnificent.

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      Tom Ware 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      How do they know that Paul hasn't been already wizzed away by Big Business so they can better play the stock exchanges of the world. Has ever one ever taken Paul's sucker prints to ensure he is the one who actually predicted all those wins. Sounds sort of fishy...

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      Haris Amin 7 years ago from Mars

      I was watching a TV show on natgeo and it was about eating octopus. How can they do such inhuman act, look how talented these things are.

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      poul 7 years ago

      any updates on octopusss

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      Beep 7 years ago

      Most expensive dish in this world Paul Sushi.

    • Bilaras profile image

      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      I am amazed too sinipy..

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      Sinipy 7 years ago

      0.39% chance and octopus gets it right. That's one lucky octopus, sad to see it retire.

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Ayinde Ayoola.... Ill be posting my email and twitter contact in my profile details soon.

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      AYINDE AYOOLA 7 years ago


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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      yash i searched salman khan and it turned out to be an Indian Hulk. Paul or no Paul i am sure his movie will do just fine.

      Divan thanks for noticing the octo toy, its for paul fans.

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      Divan 7 years ago

      hey cute toy up there !!

      Paul was a world cup sensation without any doubt.

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      yash321 7 years ago

      paul is great and he is right and now he is predicting on salman khan,s movies

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      It was quite unfair wasn't it to blame Paul for Germany defeat ... Paul is just an amazing Octopus and i bet that Paul is going to bring more economy to town than a world cup win. Who wouldn't want to see a predicting octopus. Hotel owners should be making a lot of money by now.

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      Camlo De Ville 7 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      When Paul predicted Germany would lose, which they did, Paul quickly became the most unpopular animal here in Germany - they put the blame on him.

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      Well sonia Paul is undoubtedly the most popular animal

    • Bilaras profile image

      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      Thanks camio, smith, sonia and Rachel for your comments.

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      well pinkchick you have one now, we know that octopus are the most brilliant invertebrates but now they prove it.

      I hope they don't see dead people

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      RachelSmile 7 years ago

      it s my idol

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      sonia05 7 years ago from india

      hey,Bilaras,nice hub.Paul is getting all the fame apart from Spain ofcourse!!! Paul is amazing!

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      smith.mathai777 7 years ago from Gods own country

      Holy......shit Paul was again correct Spain won

    • camlo profile image

      Camlo De Ville 7 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      So Paul was right - Spain has won. Great article!

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      ESP 7 years ago

      Spain Spain Spain ... Thanks Paulyyyyyy

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      pinkchick 7 years ago

      Absolutly amazing, never heard ov a psychic octopus, but keep him going bloody brilliant x

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      Thanks every one for posting their comments. deal rocker thanks for liking my hub just joined your fan club hope to read more of your posts.

      Today's the big match ppl.......... So lets see if Octopus prediction is true or not.

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      Hey annoying orange hey hey....! peeler.......ops someone need new cloths ...

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      dealrocker 7 years ago from California

      Well! Paul's predictions was once again absolutely true. He predicted Germany to win the third place's title, and it happened. Keep up the great work Paul.

      And now coming to Bilaras. Great job! Liked your other hubs too. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

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      c53 7 years ago

      It was a great match and my team won. I hope Paul is right about finals coz i am supporting Spain.

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      Annoying Orange 7 years ago

      Hey Paul .... Hey Paul .... Hey hey ..... Knife :)

      Hey Paul .... Hey Paul .... Hey hey...... BP oil spill in your tank...:)

      Interesting article dude thanks for sharing ...

      Go Paul ...

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      Paul Fan 7 years ago

      To be honest i used to hate octopus until i saw Paul. I think Paul is just amazing and beautiful creature.

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      dinkan i completely agree with you. . . thanks every one for stopping by.

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      Don yes i know i have mentioned that in my post and i also watched the match. I supported Germany throughout the tournament. It was very sad to watch them loose but i think Spain "owned" them in the match.

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      suny51 7 years ago

      I have some different ideas,check them for yourself on my last page.

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      dinkan53 7 years ago from India

      quite accidental pick up. I think the poor octopus is only thinking about food while picking the boxes!!!!

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      DON 7 years ago


      Spain already defeated germany ;)

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      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      I have some update on football 2010 prediction.... A parrot in Malaysia has selected Dutch to win over Spain. So lets see what happens..

    • Bilaras profile image

      Edward Happer MSc 7 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by TF

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      TF 7 years ago

      so cool.... ! beleive it or not...


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