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Octopus Oracle Paul To Retire

Octopus Oracle Paul To Retire

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 25, 2012 19:22 IST ]
  • Octopus oracle Paul chooses a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Friday, July 9, 2010. Paul predicts Spain will beat Holland and win the World Cup. (AP Photo/dapd, Roberto Pfeil)
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    Octopus oracle Paul chooses a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Friday, July 9, 2010. Paul predicts Spain will beat Holland and win the World Cup. (AP Photo/dapd, Roberto Pfeil)

  • Octopus oracle Paul chooses a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, next to a box with a flag of Holland, in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Friday, July 9, 2010. Paul predicts Spain will beat Holland and win the World Cup. (AP Photo/dapd, Roberto Pfeil)
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    Octopus oracle Paul chooses a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, next to a box with a flag of Holland, in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Friday, July 9, 2010. Paul predicts Spain will beat Holland and win the World Cup. (AP Photo/dapd, Roberto Pfeil)

  • Octopus oracle Paul chooses a mussel from a glass tanks marked with a German flag and an Uruguayan flag in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Friday, July 9, 2010. He was indicating a German victory in Saturday's fight for places three and four in the World Cup. (AP Photo/dapd, Roberto Pfeil)
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    Octopus oracle Paul chooses a mussel from a glass tanks marked with a German flag and an Uruguayan flag in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Friday, July 9, 2010. He was indicating a German victory in Saturday's fight for places three and four in the World Cup. (AP Photo/dapd, Roberto Pfeil)

  • Octopus Paul fixes the spanish box during his oracel for the semifinal match at the World Cup in South Africa between Germany and Spain in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Paul predicted all German matches during the World Cup 100 procent right. Octopus oracle Paul is predicting Germany will be defeated by Spain at the World Cup semifinal. Sea Life Aquarium's spokesman Daniel Fey said Tuesday that the famous mollusk from Oberhausen chose a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, while ignoring the tank marked with the German colors indicating a Spanish victory in Wednesday's semifinal. (AP Photo/dapd/Mark Keppler)
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    Octopus Paul fixes the spanish box during his oracel for the semifinal match at the World Cup in South Africa between Germany and Spain in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Paul predicted all German matches during the World Cup 100 procent right. Octopus oracle Paul is predicting Germany will be defeated by Spain at the World Cup semifinal. Sea Life Aquarium's spokesman Daniel Fey said Tuesday that the famous mollusk from Oberhausen chose a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, while ignoring the tank marked with the German colors indicating a Spanish victory in Wednesday's semifinal. (AP Photo/dapd/Mark Keppler)

  • Octopus Paul holds on to the German box, prior to the quarterfinal match of the Soccer World Cup match in South Africa between Germany and Argentina to be played on Saturday, in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. The Octopus has proved to be a reliable oracle in the past he predicted Germany's win over Australia, Ghana and England as well as its loss to Serbia. During the 2008 European Championship, he predicted 80 percent of all German games correctly. (AP Photo/dapd/Roberto Pfeil)
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    Octopus Paul holds on to the German box, prior to the quarterfinal match of the Soccer World Cup match in South Africa between Germany and Argentina to be played on Saturday, in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. The Octopus has proved to be a reliable oracle in the past he predicted Germany's win over Australia, Ghana and England as well as its loss to Serbia. During the 2008 European Championship, he predicted 80 percent of all German games correctly. (AP Photo/dapd/Roberto Pfeil)

  • Paul won worldwide attention as he called all of Germany's games correctly including its semifinal defeat by Spain. He crowned his career by forecasting correctly that Spain would beat Holland in Sunday's final.
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    Paul won worldwide attention as he called all of Germany's games correctly including its semifinal defeat by Spain. He crowned his career by forecasting correctly that Spain would beat Holland in Sunday's final.

  • 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.
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    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.

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