RIP: Paul the Psychic Octopus

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Paul, the octopus who stunned the world by correctly picking all his games in the 2010 World Cup, has died. It was not unexpected since at 2 1/2 he was up there in octopus years, but it is still sad.

Paul is in cold storage while his remains await suitable disposition — a modest but permanent shrine may be erected, say German zookeepers. While that is all nice and dandy we all know what is really going to happen: a thorough autopsy to figure out the source of his psychic powers, followed by a supervillain plot to steal his body and use it to clone an army of super soccer pickers.

Comments

  1. Jim Caldwell says

    In Oberhausen Sea Life Centre, dead Paul the Octopus waits dreaming.

  2. NB says

    How do you he didn’t?

    Any chance to buy some of the remains for consumption? The psychicness may rub off, you never know!

  3. says

    “a thorough autopsy to figure out the source of his psychic powers, followed by a supervillain plot to steal his body and use it to clone an army of super soccer pickers.”

    I’m pretty sure this is how most apocalyptic Lovecraftian scenarios get started.

  4. Rincewind says

    Think of all the takoyaki that could be made from Paul… And, maybe who ever eats them will gain psychic powers.

  5. says

    I was hoping that since the Olympics were on that we would have some type of animal doing the predictions for the Mens and womens hockey.

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