Psychic Octopus Dies!

– – I have terrible news…Paul, the Psychic Octopus, is no more!  The tentacled tipster, who on eight separate occasions correctly predicted the winner of FIFA World Cup soccer matches, passed away in his tank in the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany early Tuesday morning.

Paul’s predictions were rendered by which of two mussel-containing boxes representing competing teams he picked.   The odds of picking eight straight winners are estimated as being more than 300 to 1.  Someone who had bet $20 on Paul’s picks from the start of the World Cup and then let the bet ride throughout the tournament would have walked away with about $4,500!

Sadly, the octopus is not a long-lived creature, and Paul expired at the age of two and a half.  An octopus, it is said, generally grows to maturity, breeds, and dies…just the basics.   It is rumored that the psychic cephalopod may have known of his own impending death, but if so he kept it to himself.  The candles which burn the brightest burn the briefest, after all…

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2 Comments on “Psychic Octopus Dies!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I’m sorry. But, I have to say it.

    “I’ll bet he didn’t see that one coming!”


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