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Paul fans will not be suckered

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Paul fans will not be suckered


Following in Paul’s footsteps comes Paul II. The octopus whose antics predicted who would win all the important FIFA World Cup matches earlier this year (like: Spain will beat the Netherlands in the end) having died, a replacement was needed at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany.

Paul II, still young, has not been tested: it is still too early to tell if his predecessor (or her predecessor, not sure about that yet either) had a unique gift for psychic prediction, if it was something in the water or if any octopus can do it.

Until the French-born substitute has earned his spurs, (or her spurs) all bets are off. The first eight-legged oracle was born in English waters. Fans are on tenterhooks.

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