May 19, 2019

Paul the World Cup Octopus dies

Paul the Octopus - A legend who never abused his talent and predicted lottery numbers.

Paul the Octopus, the tentacled tipster who created just as many headlines as the footballers at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa has died.

Paul had been looking good seeing out his old age at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. He was 2 years old and died of natural causes.

His fame was based on correctly choosing the results of all seven of Germany’s football matches at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in July and July this year. His crowning glory was to correctly predict that Spain would defeat the Netherlands in the final. He retired after that with nothing left to prove.

Paul would choose between two containers with mussels inside. Each container had the national flag of the competing nation. The container he chose to eat from was the one who won the match.

After his World Cup prediction skills became world famous, the English-born Paul was appointed an ambassador to England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Following his fame imitating animals have sprung up all over the world including the Aussie crocodile Dirty Harry who got Spains World Cup final win right and also the result of the Australian general elections. He snatches a chicken carcass from below a photo.

There is only one Paul though. A welcome relief he was from the din of the vuvuzela’s. Newswarped wonders if there is an autopsy? Paul made just as many enemies as friends, especially in South America.