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Pulpo Paul is dead – long live Pulpo Paul 2!


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Statement by the Management of Oberhausen Sea Life Centre

The World Mourns Death of Paul The Octopus

The world’s most famous octopus has died. Management and staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre were devastated to discover that oracle octopus Paul, who achieved global renown during the recent World Cup, had passed away overnight. “Paul amazed the world by correctly predicting the winners of all Germany‘s World Cup clashes, and then of the final,” said Sea Life Centre Manager Stefan Porwoll.” His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself, and for each of his predictions during the later stages of the tournament you could scarcely squeeze a playing card between the camera lenses.” “We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed,” said Stefan. “He appears to passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here and that the care provided him by our dedicated displays team could not have been bettered.”

via What’s New :: Oberhausen :: SEA LIFE.

Despite strange rumours that he may actually have died some months ago and also that he somehow predicted his own death, it seems most likely that his natural lifespan of two and a half years had just come to an end. For that reason, there was also a younger octopus ready to take his place, to be known as Paul as well. ¡Viva Pulpo Paul II! May he predict more wins for Spain (OK and maybe England, too and Germany, of course…).

Strange Random Octopus Quote:

“Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug 10 people at a time!” – Drew Barrymore

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