Rest In Peace, Paul the German Octopus
Oh, this is a sad day for psychic sea creatures:
Paul the Octopus, who accurately predicted the result of every German soccer match as well as the final in this year’s World Cup in South Africa, has died.
The mollusk-turned-sage passed away naturally in his aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen overnight, Sealife said today in a statement on its website. Aquarium workers were “devastated” when they found him this morning.
Paul, who was 2 1/2 years old, became a media sensation in Germany and around the world this summer with his talent for World Cup predictions. He tipped winners by choosing between two mussel-filled containers adorned with the flags of each team.
Paul was also famous for being a Western infidel and a sworn enemy of Iran. Paul :(