Octopus Paul to retire from the oracle business
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."