Photo of an octopus.
Paul the Octopus will predict no more. Photo by OpenCage

Famed multi-limbed diviner of 2010 FIFA World Cup matches Paul the Octopus has passed away. He started out predicting the outcome of German matches. Later, he was used for other matches as well. He guessed the outcome of the World Cup Final correctly. After the World Cup, he retired. He later was found dead in his tank. He had a good run for his species. The puny cephalopod was two and a half years old.

Death of Paul the Octopus observed by many

Paul the Octopus recently passed away, according to ESPN. He accurately predicted what would happen in the 2010 World Cup matches, which made him very popular. He lived at the Oberhausen Sea Life Center. Paul had a tank in which two containers were inserted.Mussels were in these containers. There were flags on both of the containers with the teams’ countries. The team he “predicted” to win was the team represented on the container of the mussel he ate. He predicted the German team’s matches until it lost to Spain and was out of World Cup. He had predicted that Spain would win that match as well as its match against the Netherlands. Paul was a common octopus hatched in England, a small species that has a short lifespan. Paul became famous because he was 100 percent accurate in predicting winners of all of the World Cup Matches. In the aquarium, his caretakers decided to memorialize him. They will do this with a shrine.

The croc

BBC reports that Australian fans decided to have a psychic creature also. A 16-foot saltwater crocodile named Dirty Harry is used Down Under to divine sports matches and elections. He will get a piece of chicken hanging under two sports teams or political candidates above his pen. He eats one of the chicken pieces. This is usually the winner. The World Cup winner was predicted by Dirty Harry. He also predicted that the Prime Minister of Australia would end up being Julia Gillard.

There wasn’t ever a mate for Paul

The entertainment of Paul the Psychic Octopus didn’t last long. Children liked him, though he had none of his own. A new animal will have to be chosen for the 2014 World Cup because there were no descendants left by Paul.




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