Octopus Paul, the prognosticating invertebrate who accurately predicted the outcomes of all of Germany's World Cup matches, is going to go back to his previous job of being a regular octopus.
No more World Cup, no more octopus oracle.
Paul, the octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs — all seven of Germany's games plus the Spain-Netherlands final — is going to retire.
"He won't give any more oracle predictions — either in football, nor in politics, lifestyle or economy," she said. "Paul will get back to his former job, namely making children laugh."