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Paul is dead!

Paul, the Octopus, that is. Remember Paul, during World Cup, and how a crustacean was taking a leading role in divining the future, getting the masses riled up, even generating death threats. Well, Paul is gone. He passed away and the football community mourns. Nature seems to have stepped its bounds, but now it has caught up to the psychic Octopus. Here’s from a soccer website:

“Said to have been born in January 2008 in Weymouth, England, the octopus predicted the correct result of all but two of Germany’s games during Euro 2008, failing to predict the defeats to Croatia and Spain.At this summer’s World Cup, he maintained a 100% record, getting all Germany’s results right before opting for Spain to beat Netherlands in the final.The octopus would select teams by choosing a food item from one of two boxes emblazoned with the respective countries’ flags. He was given a replica World Cup trophy, garnished with three mussels, for his efforts during the tournament in South Africa.”

Now I wonder what will happen to Dirty Harry, the psychic crocodile, who isn’t that good at being psychic. I think crocs live longer…

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