Paul the Octopus has died. Who will predict the next World Cup outcome?(Read article summary)
Paul the Octopus, the oracle who caught world attention for predicting Germany's World Cup outcome, has died.
Paul the Octopus has died. He was 2 and a half years old.
During Germany's World Cup matches, Octopus Paul's caretakers set him up with glass boxes of food with the national flag for each team set to play against each other. Which ever box he went to first to eat from, was his prediction and each time he was always right.
On Tuesday morning, Paul died of natural causes. The sea center in Oberhause, Germany where Paul lived is saddened by the loss, "We are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here" said Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Center in western Germany. "We had all naturally grown fond of him and he will be sorely missed."
"Paul amazed the world by correctly predicting the winners of all Germany's World Cup clashes, and then of the final," Porwoll said in a statement, according to CNN.
The sea center is finalizing funeral plans.