Paul The Octopus

An event the size of a World Cup will always have surprises but a few weeks ago it must have been impossible odds that at the end of the tournament it would be a cephalopod, not a player, that everyone would be talking about.

Eight legs, one legend: Paul the octopus. Pic: AFP

Paul the octopus is a bigger global star than Andres Iniesta, the man who scored the winning goal deep in extra time to win Spain their first World Cup.

And Paul should now be allowed to stay in his tank. Since his predictions started making headlines last month the world’s most media-savvy animal rights campaigners PETA have been arguing Paul should be set free. What a bunch of killjoys.

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  • Peter says:

    01:34pm | 14/07/10

    James Bond thought is was Octopussy! Read more »

  • P.M.G says:

    09:31pm | 13/07/10

    Your comment:I actually think that one of the most refreshing stories to eventuate out of the FIFA World Cup is the wondrous story of Paul the Oktopus(his name was inspired from a German poem, Paul the Oktopus). I think that I’ll remember Paul as Oracle Extrodinaire, predicting the World Cup… Read more »


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