Paul the Octopus dies

Paul the Octopus, who shot to fame during this year’s soccer World Cup for correctly predicting the outcome of games, had died, his aquarium in Germany announced today.

“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.

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