Paul the Octopus was found dead on his tank at the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. Paul is 2 and half years old.
Paul on predicting the results of World Cup games in particular the games with which Germany played received praises for his precision and at the same time the ire of soccer fans when the octopus predicted a loss for Germany and a win against its opponent; which happened. It even predicted correctly a win by Spain over the Netherlands during the World Cup Finals match. This made the Spaniards to even request for them to have Paul the Octopus transferred in Spain.
Caretakers at the SeaLife Aquarium said that Paul was still fine when they checked on him but was then found dead early Tuesday. People at the park said that the famous sage dead of natural causes.
With Paul’s death, how about a crab as a new sage for the 2011 World Cup?