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    Default Paul why so fast!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...089459/1/.html

    BERLIN - Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year's football World Cup in South Africa for his flawless record in predicting game outcomes, has died, his aquarium in Germany said Tuesday.

    "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 sombre statement.

    "Paul amazed the world by correctly predicting the winners of all Germany's World Cup clashes, and then of the final," said Sea Life manager Stefan Porwoll.

    "His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself...We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed," said Porwoll.

    Paul beat the odds during the World Cup by correctly forecasting all eight games he was asked to predict, including Spain's 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.

    For the prediction, two boxes were lowered into the salty soothsayer's tank, each containing a mussel and a flag of the two opposing teams.

    Watched by a myriad of reporters, Paul would head to one box, wrench open the lid and gobble the tasty morsel, with the box he plumped for being deemed the likely winner.

    Paul's body is now in cold storage while the aquarium decides "how best to mark his passing."

    However, Paul's fans need not despair. The aquarium has already been grooming a successor, to be named Paul like his mentor.

    "We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine," said Porwoll.

    "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."
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    maybe a fake death. to hide from death squads hired by angry bookies who lost their pants.
    or transferred to Germany's military HQ to predict matters of national security.

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    Good bye sotong Paul
    Rest in peace

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    hmm. sushi.

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    Did he predicted his own death ??

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    Rip paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Did he predicted his own death ??
    A fortune teller can never predicted his own fate. Just like giving other 4D number...why he did no give number to himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Good bye sotong Paul
    Rest in peace
    Technically he is not a sotong since sotong is malay for squid or "you yu". Paul is an octopus or "ba zao yu".

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    Poor Paul... R.I.P!!!

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    oh no.. i just makan-ed calarmares in Spain last week...

    oops...
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    I wonder what is to become the body of Paul? Did it go into a coffin and buried or cremate like normal human? Or will they send a team of Guard of Honor to send Paul off to a 'better' world? Or would he ends up on the dinner plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    I wonder what is to become the body of Paul? Did it go into a coffin and buried or cremate like normal human? Or will they send a team of Guard of Honor to send Paul off to a 'better' world? Or would he ends up on the dinner plate?
    No, he was make into a BALL!!!
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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