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#Paul the Octopus

# paul-the-octopus - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Can we just talk about the wild life of Paul the Octopus for a minute? World Cup Memories

Can we just talk about the wild life of Paul the Octopus for a minute?

People used to send him death threats and he was offered state protection by the Prime Minister of Spain.

# paul-the-octopus - Monday 6 June, 2016

Move over, Paul the Octopus - mathematical model says Ireland WILL progress from their Euro 2016 group

The AA’s Analytics team say Ireland has a 1% chance of making the final.

# paul-the-octopus - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Nelly the elephant packs her trunk and predicts German wins over the USA and Ghana

It wouldn’t be a World Cup without an animal oracle.

# paul-the-octopus - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

19 reasons we’re looking forward to the 2014 World Cup

Passionate fans, the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul the Octopus and more…

# paul-the-octopus - Monday 19 August, 2013

From Sea life centre calls on Irish people not to eat octopus Tentacles

Sea life centre calls on Irish people not to eat octopus

Did you know that octopuses can play with Rubik’s cubes,unscrew jars and splash passers-by? An Irish sea life centre hopes these facts will make you think twice about ordering octopus in a restaurant.

# paul-the-octopus - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Move over, Paul: Polish victory trumpeted by Citta the elephant

The Krakow-based mammal has predicted a home win in the opening game of Euro 2012.

# paul-the-octopus - Friday 3 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Forget Paul the octopus: meet Sneachta-pus Sneachta-pus This post contains images

Forget Paul the octopus: meet Sneachta-pus

There are some seriously well-built snowmen out there, but has yours got eight limbs? We didn’t think so.

# paul-the-octopus - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge We saw this coming: Paul the Octopus dies at 2 R.I.P.

We saw this coming: Paul the Octopus dies at 2

The English-born ‘mystic mollusk’ is found dead in his aquarium in Germany, having surpassed his life expectancy.

# paul-the-octopus - Friday 17 September, 2010

From Putin gears up for online presidential campaign Russia

Putin gears up for online presidential campaign

The Russian prime minister has started registering web domains hinting at an attempt to seek a third term as leader.

# paul-the-octopus - Saturday 17 July, 2010

ONE OF RUSSIA’S biggest selling newspapers claims it has convinced Paul the Octopus to predict the winner of the 2012 Russian presidential election – despite the candidates not even being finalised yet.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said it had gotten the management of Sealife in Oberhausen, Germany – where two-year-old Paul is resident – to make Paul pick between the current Russian president and prime minister.

But the newspaper says it has sealed the prediction away and that it will not be revealed until 2012 when the election is set to take place.

It says that Paul was presented with one image of president Dmitry Medvedev, and another of his precedessor and current PM Vladimir Putin, and that he pointed a tentacle at one of the pictures.

Russians are divided as to who they perceive as the more powerful man, with the usual tradition of a single, strong leader being usurped by the presence of the two-term president Putin as the head of the cabinet.

Both politicians have previously said they were considering running in 2012, and the two men – who are both members of the United Russia party – would confer on which would run closer to the election time.

Paul rose to worldwide fame after successfully predicting the outcome of all seven of Germany’s games in the World Cup finals, as well as the result of the final between Spain and the Netherlands.

He was retired from prediction duties after the tournament, however – raising suggestions that the prediction may have been manufactured by the newspaper.

The paper also carries an “interview” with the octopus – which, unsurprisingly, didn’t make for interesting reading.

# paul-the-octopus - Thursday 15 July, 2010

AN OCTOPUS who made his fame by accurately predicting the outcome of World Cup matches is rumoured to be involved in a transfer deal of his own. A Spanish aquarium has apparently approached Germany’s Oberhausen Sea Life Centre, which is home to Paul, to negotiate moving him to Madrid. Among his many successful choices, Paul picked Spain to win in the final.