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Psychic Soccer Octopus -- Found Dead in the Water

10/26/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul the Octopus -- the incredible creature that correctly predicted the winner of eight straight World Cup games this year -- was found dead this morning in his home tank in Germany.

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Stefan Porwoll -- the manager at the Oberhausen Sea Life Center, where Paul lived -- said Paul "appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes."

Paul rose to international fame this summer when he correctly predicted all seven of Germany's World Cup matches -- as well as the final between Spain and the Netherlands. Paul picked the winners by choosing between two food containers that had the competing teams' flags attached to them.

He was two years old.


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Yvonne    

So funny that you are reporting about that!!! :D

1456 days ago
17.

Jake    

I think I am going to have to take the rest of the day of work now. How is it that life is so cruel, rest in peace Paul.

1456 days ago
18.

Romina    

#2. DUH!!!! calamari is squid!
I was thinking CEVICHE! yuuuuuuuuummy

1456 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

I wonder why the squid didn't see this coming and take measures against it? Psychic squid? Could the public be anymore gullible?

1456 days ago
20.

Torrance    

Poor little Paul. May you rest in peace. You were absolutely precious.

1456 days ago
21.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Nooooooo!!!! Poor Paul! Jeeez! The lohans, sheens, hiltons, etc., walk around polluting the human race, & this creature who never bothered anyone or anything dies. Too bad he couldn't have caught any of these filthy people in his grip before he did; the world would be a cleaner place.

1456 days ago
22.

Holger    

Ruhe in Frieden Paul!
War nicht deine Schuld das unsere Jungs verloren haben... :-)

1456 days ago
23.

gd45    

Obviously it wasn't a psychic squid, but it still managed to pull off a statistically improbable feat, all well just trying to get it's food..... gotta be impressed by that.

1456 days ago
24.

Uncle Rufus    

I heard he had the COWBOYS in the Super Bowl...is it any wonder?

1456 days ago
25.

ManiacalZebra    

Psychic octopus? Did it predict its own death?

1456 days ago
26.

tammy hayes    

my heart goes out to the owner. pets are part of the family. they are like your kids. now go out and find out who murdered paul poor thing.

1456 days ago
27.

tammy    

my heart goes out to the owner for your loss. pets are like your kids too. god bless you. now go out and find your killer.

1456 days ago
28.

Jeff    

Are the people who say he was murdered serious?You dumb****s do know that an octopus never lives more than 2 years,they become sexually mature around that time,spawn,and die.It's how their species works.

1455 days ago
29.

Xander    

Hmmm, I think this is merely a trick. All the bright lights of stardom scared young Paul, so he faked his death and now lives with Elvis

1455 days ago
30.

Lus    

The last time i remeber it was a South African World Cup not Germany, TMZ you soo lost. where do you get these crap ignorant writers, teh only thing you good at is celebrity news not soccer!!!

1455 days ago
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