Monday, July 12, 2010

Octopus Paul retires...!!! No more predictions...!!!

Paul the Octopus - One of the stars of the 2010 World Cup has announced his shock retirement after a flawless tournament.

Paul the psychic octopus headed into well-deserved retirement Monday and will in future make children happy instead of footballers, say officials at his aquarium in Germany.

Paul (hatched January 2008) is a common octopus living in a tank at a Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany, who is used as an animal oracle to predict the results of football matches, usually international matches in which Germany is playing. He came to worldwide attention with his accurate predictions in the 2010 World Cup.

He correctly predicted a win for Spain against the Netherlands in the World Cup final on 11 July by eating the mussel in the box with the Spanish flag on it.

BELIEVE it or not, the venue of the World Cup final has shifted from Johannesburg Soccer city to an aquarium in Oberhausen in western Germany, where a British-born octopus oracle called Paul lives. He has triumphed by correctly predicting the results of seven matches Germany have played so far. His predictions have thus been 100% (8/8) correct for the 2010 World Cup and 86% (12/14) correct overall.

On July 12, 2010, Paul retired from making predictions. Paul's owners stated "He won't give any more oracle predictions - either in football, or in politics, lifestyle or economy. Paul will get back to his former job, namely making children laugh.

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