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Re: Paul de Octopus!!
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2010, 10:23:17 PM »


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« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Paul de Octopus!!
« Reply #32 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.....

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Got some sad news!! Paul the Octopus Is Dead!!
« Reply #33 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)
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RIP Paul, the octopus
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2010, 11:20:58 AM »
He died. They asked him whether TNT football he died laughing.
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Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2010, 12:03:01 PM »
Paul, the World Cup predicting octopus, dies at 2
BY NESHA STARCEVIC - AP





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


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Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2010, 12:43:35 PM »
Spain should wear black armbands in their next friendly... would be a nice gesture


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Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2010, 03:31:20 PM »
Calamari anyone??????

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Re: RIP Paul, the octopus
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2010, 03:56:59 PM »
Anybody for fried paul!!!!

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Re: Paul de Octopus!!
« Reply #39 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
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Paul the Octopus dies at 2 1/2 after World Cup fame
« Reply #40 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.

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Re: Paul the Octopus dies at 2 1/2 after World Cup fame
« Reply #41 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.


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Re: Paul de Octopus!!
« Reply #42 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.