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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:20 am 
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Paul the Octopus correctly predicting the outcome of the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands in July.

Berlin, Germany (CNN) -- Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the outcome of games during this year's World Cup soccer tournament, has died.

The eight-tentacled cephalopod oracle died of natural causes, the aquarium where he lived said Tuesday. He was 2 and a half.

"We are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here ..." said Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Center in western Germany. "We had all naturally grown fond of him and he will be sorely missed."

Paul enthralled millions of people around the world by correctly predicting the outcome of several World Cup matches this year.

His caretakers set him up to make predictions for a particular match by draping boxes in his tank with the national flags of teams that were set to play each other. The boxes contained octopus food. The caretakers divined Paul's pick by watching to see which box he opened first.

"Paul amazed the world by correctly predicting the winners of all Germany's World Cup clashes, and then of the final," Porwoll said in a statement.

His prescience attracted a legion of news reporters and photographers. It also inspired a special clothing line and mobile phone applications, the center said. A documentary film on Paul is scheduled to debut soon. And donations made in Paul's name helped pay for a permanent sea turtle rescue center on the Greek island of Zakynthos.

The sea center has Paul's body in cold storage as it finalizes funeral plans.

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


http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/10/26/germany.paul.octopus.death/?hpt=T2

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:01 pm 
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I guess no one here is a cephalopod fan. sheesh. :shock:

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Did they eat him?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:43 am 
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Derzerb wrote:
I guess no one here is a cephalopod fan. sheesh. :shock:


I totally am. This actually just broke my heart so much that I couldn't find words to express my sadness. I did not even know about this octopus until you posted this link, and I hate to have missed out on the life of such an extraordinary creature :(


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:06 pm 
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I simply didn't know what to say, though I did find him to be rather fascinating when I saw the news stories about his predictions while the World Cup was going on.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:18 pm 
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clone him!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:08 pm 
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John and I heard about him long ago :) He was sad. He likes Octopuses because they are smart creatures.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:31 pm 
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Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.

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Derzerb wrote:
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.


Found him!!



(Like I needed an excuse to post a Cyberbots video...)

And in case anyone out there is too young to get Derz's reference:



God, I bet Paul was DELICIOUS.

Yes, yes...let's clone him. Mmmm... takoyaki.

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Stop trying to eat him! You are so evil! /cry


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