Paul The Octopus Retires After A Perfect Record

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While you may not remember the name of the player who scored Spain's winning goal, you will definitely recall Paul the Octopus, who rose from obscurity, following his amazingly accurate predictions of not only all seven of Germany's World Cup matches, but also, the Grande Finale between Spain and the Netherlands.

Now, it seems that Paul the Perfect has had enough - At least that's what his keepers, the folks at Sea Life Center in Oberhausen, Germany have decided. For they have officially retired the eight-legged cephalopod from all predictions - soccer or otherwise.

From hereon, Paul will not have to endure the hardship of picking which of the two mussels to eat, but will instead, be allowed to hang out in his aquarium tank, basking in his old glory, next to a replica world cup trophy, and doing what he does best - Make kids laugh!

While Paul may have retired from active duty, he remains a star not just in Germany, but also, all around the world. He is the subject of a popular You-Tube song, has had a feature film produced in China in his honor, and has even been declared an honorary friend of a Spanish Town who presented him with a bronze statue modeled after himself in an elaborate ceremony on July 22nd. Ah the life of a smart Octopus!

sources: examiner.com,worldcupblog.com

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  • donutsforlife
    donutsforlifeTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 3:57 pm
    Eight legged wonder!
    • yesyes17Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3:59 am
      RIP Paul, you may be gone, but you live on in our hearts.
      • genius1326
        genius1326Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 5:34 am
        Wow, that is accurate.
        • aphphilippines
          aphphilippinesFriday, January 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm
          I heard about him in one of Matthew Santoro's videos.If you don't know who he is go check out his channel.
          • bibliophile
            bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm
            Wow!!!!
            • peacheslarue
              peacheslarueTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm
              Amazing!
              • nikukyu
                nikukyuTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:44 am
                Wow I wanna a autograph!
                • aphphilippines
                  aphphilippinesFriday, January 9, 2015 at 9:59 am
                  Ha!Me too!
                  • happypug12
                    happypug12Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:18 am
                    With all those arms, I'm sure Paul will give u one, nikukyu!
                  • thedarkknight12
                    thedarkknight12Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:43 am
                    Paul is very smart
                    • awesomedude56
                      awesomedude56Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:27 am
                      Paul is either very smart, or he is just lucky.
                      • icyozone
                        icyozoneSunday, April 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm
                        cool