Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Paul the Octopus died today 26 October 2010

Paul the octopus reputed to have psychic powers died today:

World Cup soccer’s psychic octopus dies in Germany
October 26, 2010

BERLIN, Oct 26 – Paul, the oracle octopus who shot to fame in the World Cup this summer for his uncanny ability to predict the results of Germany’s soccer matches, has died at his home in Oberhausen at the age of two.

English-born Paul made headlines across the globe after he correctly forecast how Germany would fare in seven matches, before his psychic powers were tested again for the final.

After Germany’s semi-final defeat, Paul tipped Spain to beat the Netherlands in the final, which prompted one news agency to report he had spurred a jump in demand for Spanish government bonds. Paul’s prediction duly came to pass: Spain won.

Staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in western Germany said in a statement they were “devastated” to learn of Paul’s death when they returned to work today.

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Well its a pity really, we can't have Paul predicting our next General election winner, the one who gets to control Putrajaya, BN or PR.

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