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Paul Octopus Dead
Paul Octopus Dead
Germany:  Paul the octopus, who took away the millions heart of football fans during the football World Cup earlier this year, has died here in Germany. Management and staff of the aquarium were said to be devastated by the news of his death. As per the reports, he died of natural causes.

“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,” the aquarium said in a statement.

Paul had reached the octopus old age of 2 years and died in his tank on Tuesday morning. A statement released today by the aquarium in Oberhausen stated, “The so-called psychic octopus had passed away in the night at the Sea Life aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen.

“We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed…We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds, and erect a modest permanent shrine,” Sea Life manager Stefan Porwoll said in a statement.

Paul fascinated the football fans during the World cup in South Africa with his ‘match predictions’. Paul has become world famous after he correctly predicted 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.

He even correctly predicted the final match of the World Cup played between Spain and the Netherlands, correctly picking Spain. Paul, however, also made a lot of enemies, particularly in his native Germany and in The Netherlands, for ‘predicting’ their defeats in the World cup.

After rising to global prominence during the World Cup in South Africa, the English-born Paul was appointed as an ambassador to England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

On the one hand, he was a living creature, and I feel sadness at any death. On the other hand, he was a psychic fraud, and I have no sympathy for those rascals. On the other hand, he was a cephalopod, and those especially deserve to thrive. On the other hand, the hype surrounding him was tiresome and overblown—good riddance. On the other hand, he was being exploited by his trainers slave masters, so he hardly deserves the blame. On the other hand, what a waste of everyone's time to be playing fake psychic games with already boring football games. On the other hand, he spent his life confined to a really boring tank instead of savoring the splendor of life in the wild. On the other hand, he did have a life of safety and security and readily available food, so it could have been a better life than the typical short and brutal experience of nature.
I guess the bottom line is that I regret the death of the octopus, but am relieved that there'll be no more of this psychic flim-flam.


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