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World Octopus Paul to retire

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  1. spnadmin

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    The octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of World Cup matches is going to retire.



    No more World Cup, no more octopus oracle.



    Paul, the octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs - all seven of Germany’s games plus the Spain-Netherlands final - is going to retire.



    The Sea Life Oberhausen aquarium’s spokeswoman Tanja Munzig told AP Television News on Monday that the intuitive invertebrate will “go into retirement and do what he likes to do best - play with his handlers and delight children who come visit to him.”



    Paul won worldwide attention as he called all of Germany’s games right - including its semifinal defeat by Spain. He crowned his career by forecasting correctly that Spain would beat Holland in Sunday’s final.


    The Hindu : Sport / Football : Octopus Paul to retire
     

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    SSA.
    Well done Paul, i wonder how old he is ?
     
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    Octopus Paul has given an average Indian Pandit, another lease of life it seems... this is a perfect example of how dogmas evolve... they have wisely retired Paul but these pakhandi pandits will keep him alive for centuries... what a shame!
     
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    I have a question too. How is it I did not know before this that octopuses like to play with humans? Amazing!
     
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    The creatures of the waters - rivers, lakes, seas and oceans - are incredibly wonderful and fascinating. And many of them are quite friendly, too. Let`s hope they survive our greed and carelessness:fish:!
     
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