Octopus calls World Cup games, retires

The soothsaying invertebrate, who lives in a Berlin aquarium and correctly predicted the winning team for as many World Cup matches as he has legs, will now dump the psychic bit for some well-deserved watery relaxation.

Paul will “go into retirement and do what he likes to do best: play with his handlers and delight children who come visit to him,” Sea Life Oberhausen aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig told the Associated Press.


Sounds like what Paul does best is making gambling addicts money. Seriously, maybe the germans should just eat him.

Paul may be pretty awesome, but he’s no Lord Bodner’s Octopus:

That’s one bad-ass cephalopod!