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    Paul the Octopus Given His Own World Cup Trophy



    OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY - English-born octopus Paul which lives in a German aquarium and correctly predicted all of Germanyís World Cup game results will return to his old job and is not for sale, Paulís keepers said in Oberhausen on Monday.

    "There are a lot of offers for Paul from betting offices and other areas. One thing is clear: Paul is staying with us," "Sea Life" spokeswoman Tanja Munzig told Reuters Television.

    Commenting on suggestions that Paul might predict other occurrences in the future, Munzig said "Paulís official oracle career ends here."

    "He will not predict whether (Germany coach) Jogi Loew remains coach. Iím sure Mr. Loew will make that announcement himself at some point. Paul will not predict anything on politics, the economy or any lifestyle events. Paul will return to his old job which is to make children laugh," Munzig said.

    Sadly, the spokesman had no answer to the most important question: How did paul do it?

    "From a rational point of view I have no explanation why Paul had a one hundred percent hit rate during the World Cup. I think mathematicians found out that 0.0 something percent was the likelihood of Paul being right. I have no idea," Munzig said.

    "Maybe itís his nine brains, maybe he is just a soccer expert. Only Paul knows."

    Octopus Paul receives his very own World Cup trophy, albeit it unofficial, after the oracle correctly predicted the outcome of all of Germanyís games in South Africa.
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    I missed this. How did it predict any games?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GT3 Click here to enlarge
    I missed this. How did it predict any games?
    You missed Paul the Octopus? Predicted every game correctly in the World Cup, amazing.

    They would put two boxes in his tank both with food. Whichever one he took the food from was the one he picked.

    Here he is picking England vs. Germany:

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    I'm sure he would want more food instead of a trophy :/ . He's already got enough stuff to hang on to haha.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Scorpion Click here to enlarge
    I'm sure he would want more food instead of a trophy :/ . He's already got enough stuff to hang on to haha.
    The trophy was filled/covered with mussels which are his favorite food.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The trophy was filled/covered with mussels which are his favorite food.
    Oh, then it's ok.
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    wow he still ALIVE LOL
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    the thing is worth millions. he evan has his own iPhone app.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
    the thing is worth millions. he evan has his own iPhone app.
    Hahah, wow, I think I might have to get the app.

    They said they aren't selling him though but he has received huge offers. Even the Prime Minister/President (whatever the hell they have) from Spain said he wanted him.
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    hmm...calamari anyone ? Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DarkPhantom Click here to enlarge
    hmm...calamari anyone ? Click here to enlarge
    That is exactly what the Spanish Head of State was trying to prevent.
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    he is going to retire
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by greatest335i Click here to enlarge
    he is going to retire
    He retired a champ, the right way, like Jordan did the first time.
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    he was on CNN today. ironically, i was eating sashimi at the moment.

    i couldnt really hear the report but it was something about a gambling ring that was busted in Asia
    they got 5,000 people and $10M

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    ^ Hahahaha, who knew that movie would provide endless laughs?
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