Psychic Octopus Retires 章鱼哥退休功德圆满
By Stuart Buckman
By choosing tasty snacks from boxes with flags on, the psychic octopus correctly predicted eight matches: all Germany's games and Spain's final victory. For that, he's received a replica World Cup.
But sadly Paul will not grace future competitions with his spooky abilities. He's retiring.
The announcement was made at his aquarium in northwest Germany by a spokeswoman, Tanya Munzig:
"After four exciting World Cup weeks, Paul finally got a trophy into his aquarium so he wants to thank all his fans worldwide, who followed him. Paul will step back from the official oracle business. He won't give any more oracle predictions, neither in football nor in politics, lifestyle or economy. Paul will get back to his former job, namely, making children laugh."
The world of football however, will be a sadder place.