world cup 2010

After predicting Spain’s victory

in the World Cup,

Paul the Octopus dies

Huffington Post

Sea Life Aquarium says that Paul the Octopus who gained worldwide fame with his perfect World Cup predictions has died. He was 2 1/2.

Aquarium spokeswoman Ariane Vieregge in Oberhausen said Tuesday that Paul seemed fine when checked on late Monday night but was found dead in his tank Tuesday morning.

She says that it was normal for an octopus of his type to die at that age and that he had died of natural causes.

Paul correctly predicted the outcome of all seven of Germany’s games plus Spain’s victory over the Netherlands in the final.

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RIP Paul the Octopus

You predicted one hell of a 2010 World Cup and brought joy to little kids (and college students) everywhere.