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Title: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Socapro on July 07, 2010, 03:34:21 PM
Paul de Octopus picking Spain
(http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/SPORT/football/07/06/germany.octopus.semifinal/t1larg.paul.afp.gi.jpg)

I noticed that Paul de Octupus usually picks the box on the right!

So all they have to do if they want Spain to win is to replace the Germany flag with a Holland flag!

If he goes for the right-hand box once again regardless of where they place the Dutch or Spanish flag then my theory is correct, i.e. he prefers the right-hand box!

What allyuh think? Any bets on?!  :D

Paul de Octupus has two more World Cup games left to predict Germany vs Uruguay and Holland vs Spain.

Now allyuh watch his movements and see what I telling allyuh.

There is money to be made on this, any takers?  ;)
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Red Mango on July 09, 2010, 07:34:49 AM
has tipped Spain for the Final... and has also gone for Germany in the 3rd place play off...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10566287.stm

Again though, he has gone for the box on the right...
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on July 09, 2010, 07:53:20 AM
BM here...they put the boxes as home team on the left and away team on the right...so if the FIFA fixtures reads Holland vz spain and so on
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: D.H.W on July 09, 2010, 08:14:07 AM
has tipped Spain for the Final... and has also gone for Germany in the 3rd place play off...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10566287.stm

Again though, he has gone for the box on the right...

yeh but for the semis against Argentina he went for Germany on the left , as i recall
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Socapro on July 09, 2010, 08:16:18 AM
BM here...they put the boxes as home team on the left and away team on the right...so if the FIFA fixtures reads Holland vz spain and so on

Thanks for that extra info but my theory still looks to be true, he usually goes for the box on the right!

So there you have it folks, Paul de Octupus has picked Germany to win the 3rd place play off and Spain to win the final for 1st place!  ;)

Let the betting begin, I going with Paul on both counts, any takers?!  8)
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: rotatopoti3 on July 09, 2010, 08:16:50 AM
Think iz time tuh fry dat flippin octupus
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Brownsugar on July 09, 2010, 08:31:17 AM
Think iz time tuh fry dat flippin octupus

AGREED!!!.... :devil: ;D
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Bourbon on July 09, 2010, 08:35:21 AM
Think iz time tuh fry dat flippin octupus

Nah man. How yuh go do dat?


Boil he ass. He done in a tank of water already.
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: D.H.W on July 09, 2010, 08:43:39 AM
the octopus lies!!
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Bourbon on July 09, 2010, 10:17:27 AM
(http://www.studs-up.com/comics/2010-07-09.jpg)
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: D.H.W on July 09, 2010, 10:39:55 AM
hhhhhhhahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Dutty on July 09, 2010, 02:32:50 PM
de bird pick different

(http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100709/capt.218bf39e55f14e51b528c5fdcd70d429-218bf39e55f14e51b528c5fdcd70d429-0.jpg?x=213&y=142&xc=1&yc=1&wc=409&hc=273&q=85&sig=5lJDNcClvrfMPC5QerXT_w--)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100709/ap_on_fe_st/as_singapore_world_cup_parakeet (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100709/ap_on_fe_st/as_singapore_world_cup_parakeet)
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: E-man on July 09, 2010, 02:55:05 PM
That bird doesn't have as long a track record yet, but is perfect still, 4 games for 4.

Paul is 10 for 12 so far.
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: FF on July 09, 2010, 03:04:48 PM
That bird doesn't have as long a track record yet, but is perfect still, 4 games for 4.

Paul is 10 for 12 so far.


E-man still finding germans to back yes lol


allyuh we ent have ah manicou or ah pothound picking games in trini?
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: E-man on July 09, 2010, 03:10:59 PM
That bird doesn't have as long a track record yet, but is perfect still, 4 games for 4.

Paul is 10 for 12 so far.


E-man still finding germans to back yes lol


allyuh we ent have ah manicou or ah pothound picking games in trini?

Actually after further research, Mani missed one of the semi-finals, picking Uruguay. so  he's actually 5 for 6.
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Big Magician on July 10, 2010, 04:55:40 AM
Paul yuh mudder come
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Socapro on July 10, 2010, 08:41:07 AM
Paul yuh mudder come
:rotfl:
BM does say some crazy things yes!
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Socapro on July 10, 2010, 02:27:18 PM
3 - 2 to Germany!

Paul de Octupus aka yuh Mudder come is right again!!!  ;)

Looking forward to the final tomorrow!  ;D
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: D.H.W on July 10, 2010, 02:28:19 PM
3 - 2 to Germany!

Paul de Octupus aka yuh Mudder come is right again!!!  ;)

Looking forward to the final tomorrow!  ;D

 :waiting:
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: E-man on July 10, 2010, 07:37:35 PM
3 - 2 to Germany!

Paul de Octupus aka yuh Mudder come is right again!!!  ;)

Looking forward to the final tomorrow!  ;D

 :waiting:

This will be his first non-German match, we'll see how he does.

They only live about 3 years, so this will be the last big tourney for him. Wonder if he has progeny?
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: weary1969 on July 10, 2010, 10:23:01 PM
3 - 2 to Germany!

Paul de Octupus aka yuh Mudder come is right again!!!  ;)

Looking forward to the final tomorrow!  ;D

 :waiting:

This will be his first non-German match, we'll see how he does.

They only live about 3 years, so this will be the last big tourney for him. Wonder if he has progeny?


Hope not and if he does hope is Paula d octupus.
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Midknight on July 11, 2010, 12:05:39 AM
That bird doesn't have as long a track record yet, but is perfect still, 4 games for 4.

Paul is 10 for 12 so far.


E-man still finding germans to back yes lol


allyuh we ent have ah manicou or ah pothound picking games in trini?

:rotfl:
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Brownsugar on July 11, 2010, 06:18:37 AM
3 - 2 to Germany!

Paul de Octupus aka yuh Mudder come is right again!!!  ;)

Looking forward to the final tomorrow!  ;D

I'm not friggin annoying Octupus!!.... :frustrated: :banginghead:
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Trini Madness on July 11, 2010, 09:12:41 AM
nah he go be wrong this time around....then after that cyah wait for some calamari  :devil:
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: rotatopoti3 on July 11, 2010, 04:50:03 PM
time tuh deep fry dat F*CKER
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Socapro on July 11, 2010, 06:38:41 PM
Thank you Paul, I would not allow anyone to fry you!!  :-*
You helped me win 50 today!!  ;D 
First time in my life ah bet money on a football game & had absolutely no worries bout losing it !! :beermug:
Thank you Paul, you made my 2010 World Cup that bit more fun and I'm a bit richer for the experience!  ;)
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Brownsugar on July 12, 2010, 09:36:08 AM
Thank you Paul, I would not allow anyone to fry you!!  :-*
You helped me win 50 today!!  ;D 
First time in my life ah bet money on a football game & had absolutely no worries bout losing it !! :beermug:
Thank you Paul, you made my 2010 World Cup that bit more fun and I'm a bit richer for the experience!  ;)

Chups....let me get to him first nah.... ;D
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: E-man on July 12, 2010, 11:18:25 AM
http://www.recipesok.com/recipes/entry.php?id=1454
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: weary1969 on July 12, 2010, 12:34:23 PM
http://www.recipesok.com/recipes/entry.php?id=1454


 :rotfl: all yuh not easy in these parts
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Red Mango on July 12, 2010, 01:43:00 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10604336.stm

Paul gets his trophy...
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Trini Madness on July 12, 2010, 10:23:17 PM
(http://www.bananaleafhawaii.com/calamari.jpg)

whos hungry??  ;D
Title: Real Unfortunate News
Post by: rotatopoti3 on October 26, 2010, 05:34:06 AM
Paul the Octopus, who rose to prominence for his accurate predictions of Germany's matches, has died at the age of 2.

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.

Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany that housed Paul, said: "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.

"His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself. We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine.

"While this may seem a curious thing to do for a sea creature, Paul achieved such popularity during his short life that it may be deemed the most appropriate course of action."

His owners rejected offers from bookmakers for Paul after the World Cup as they wanted him to "step back from the official oracle business", but his final prediction was that England would win the rights to host the 2018 World Cup.

Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Brownsugar on October 26, 2010, 06:28:19 AM
Well he went out with a bang on that last prediction.....but really Paul even Stevie Wonder could see that one coming.....

<gets out knife and fork>  its lunch time!!!   :devil: ;D
Title: Got some sad news!! Paul the Octopus Is Dead!!
Post by: Socapro on October 26, 2010, 08:29:57 AM
Click link to read the full article!

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/26102010/58/world-cup-2010-paul-octopus-dies.html

Not sure I can handle any more celebrity deaths this month, it is getting ridiculous now!!

Last month it was Arrow, this month it has been Blazer Dan, the Bajan PM closely followed by the Cool Ruler & now this!!  $hit man what going on?!! :'(

Okay, ah just realise ah late!!  8)
Title: RIP Paul, the octopus
Post by: weary1969 on October 26, 2010, 11:20:58 AM
He died. They asked him whether TNT football he died laughing.
Title: Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
Post by: Touches on October 26, 2010, 12:03:01 PM
Paul, the World Cup predicting octopus, dies at 2
BY NESHA STARCEVIC - AP


(http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1288114893/896/4275896.jpg)


Paul the octopus successfully predicts Spain to beat the Netherlands in the 2010 final of football's World Cup.
Getty Images

DID HE SEE IT COMING?: Paul the octopus, pictured successfully predicting Spain to beat the Netherlands in the 2010 final of football's World Cup, has died.

Paul, the World Cup predicting octopus, dies at 2

Paul the Octopus, the tentacled tipster who fascinated soccer fans by predicting results at the World Cup, died overnight (NZ time).

Paul had reached the octopus old age of 2 years and died in his tank on Tuesday morning (local time) at the Sea Life aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen, spokeswoman Ariane Vieregge said.

Paul correctly tipped the outcome of all seven of Germany's games. He made his predictions by opening the lid of one of two clear plastic boxes, each containing a mussel and bearing a team flag.

The octopus seemed to be in good shape when he was checked the previous day, but he did not make it through the night. He died of natural causes, Vieregge said.

"We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed," Sea Life manager Stefan Porwoll said in a statement.

The aquarium has not yet decided how best to commemorate their most famous resident, he said.

"We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds, and erect a modest permanent shrine," Porwoll said.

After rising to global prominence during the World Cup in South Africa in June and July, Paul retired from the predictions business after the final between Spain and the Netherlands - correctly picking Spain - and returned to his primary role of intriguing children who attend the aquarium.

The invertebrate was stepping "back from the official oracle business," Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life, told AP Television News at the time.

"He won't give any more oracle predictions - either in football, nor in politics, lifestyle or economy," she said. "Paul will get back to his former job, namely making children laugh."

After his World Cup soothsaying skills were revealed, the English-born Paul was appointed as an ambassador to England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. He had English roots, having been hatched at Weymouth Sea Life Center on England's south coast in 2008.

Imitators sprang up all over the world, including Mani the Parakeet in Singapore and Lorenzo the Parrot in Hannover, Germany.

The latest was a saltwater crocodile named Dirty Harry, who predicted Spain's World Cup final win and called the result of Australia's general election by snatching a chicken carcass dangling beneath a caricature of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

"El Pulpo Paul" became so popular in Spain that the northwestern Spanish town of O Carballino tried to borrow him and made him an "honorary friend."

Paul, who had an agent, got hundreds of requests to go to Spain. The Madrid Zoo asked Sea Life if it would be willing to make a deal to bring him in as a tribute to the Spanish soccer team's victory, either temporarily or for good. But the German aquarium turned down that offer, too.

Paul's name will live on the Greek island of Zakynthos, where a permanent sea turtle rescue center funded in part by donations generated by the famous octopus is being established
Title: Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
Post by: Small Magician aka Wazza on October 26, 2010, 12:43:35 PM
Spain should wear black armbands in their next friendly... would be a nice gesture

Title: Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
Post by: MEP on October 26, 2010, 03:31:20 PM
Calamari anyone??????
Title: Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
Post by: Deeks on October 26, 2010, 03:56:59 PM
Anybody for fried paul!!!!
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: Socapro on October 27, 2010, 07:35:00 AM
Aparently Paul could have been fried by some angry supporter since before the World Cup final after he predicted that Spain was going to win it and his death was covered up by the Germans!

See this link!  :o

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/27102010/58/world-cup-2010-conspiracy-claim-paul-death.html
Title: Paul the Octopus dies at 2 1/2 after World Cup fame
Post by: Socaman on October 31, 2010, 09:02:54 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/26/AR2010102602786.html


Washington Post Staff
Tuesday, October 26, 2010; 11:49 AM

Paul the Octopus, who rose to worldwide fame for correctly predicting the winner of several World Cup 2010 games, died at the age of 2 1/2.

As Cindy Boren explains:


The lifeless body of the octopus was discovered in his tank early Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman at the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.


"He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here," Stefan Porwoll, manager of the aquarium, told the Daily Mail, nipping conspiracy theories in the bud.

Steven Goff of Soccer Insider reported:


A moment of silence for Paul the Octopus, the World Cup prognosticator who gained international fame over the summer. He passed away of natural causes at age 2 1/2.
Title: Re: Paul the Octopus dies at 2 1/2 after World Cup fame
Post by: weary1969 on November 02, 2010, 12:26:55 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/26/AR2010102602786.html


Washington Post Staff
Tuesday, October 26, 2010; 11:49 AM

Paul the Octopus, who rose to worldwide fame for correctly predicting the winner of several World Cup 2010 games, died at the age of 2 1/2.

As Cindy Boren explains:


The lifeless body of the octopus was discovered in his tank early Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman at the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.


"He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here," Stefan Porwoll, manager of the aquarium, told the Daily Mail, nipping conspiracy theories in the bud.

Steven Goff of Soccer Insider reported:


A moment of silence for Paul the Octopus, the World Cup prognosticator who gained international fame over the summer. He passed away of natural causes at age 2 1/2.


A very slow day at the post.
Title: Re: Paul de Octopus!!
Post by: asylumseeker on November 05, 2010, 05:32:39 AM
Ah was going to ask what the life expectancy for an octopus is ... apparently Paul lived a full life.