RIP: Paul the Psychic Octopus

201010261126 RIP: Paul the Psychic Octopus
Paul, the octopus who stunned the world by correctly picking all his games in the 2010 World Cup, has died. It was not unexpected since at 2 1/2 he was up there in octopus years, but it is still sad.

Paul is in cold storage while his remains await suitable disposition — a modest but permanent shrine may be erected, say German zookeepers. While that is all nice and dandy we all know what is really going to happen: a thorough autopsy to figure out the source of his psychic powers, followed by a supervillain plot to steal his body and use it to clone an army of super soccer pickers.

Comments

  1. Jim Caldwell says:

    In Oberhausen Sea Life Centre, dead Paul the Octopus waits dreaming.

  2. Pfft. If he was *so* psychic, why didn’t he predict his own death?

    Just kiddin’. Paul, thanks for the memories. And the weirdness.

  3. How do you he didn’t?

    Any chance to buy some of the remains for consumption? The psychicness may rub off, you never know!

  4. DrewT says:

    The greatest octomind of our generation.

  5. R. Maheras says:

    For Paul, his cup runneth out…

  6. “a thorough autopsy to figure out the source of his psychic powers, followed by a supervillain plot to steal his body and use it to clone an army of super soccer pickers.”

    I’m pretty sure this is how most apocalyptic Lovecraftian scenarios get started.

  7. Steve says:

    The Legion of Super Soccer Pickers! Has a nice ring to it…

  8. Rincewind says:

    Think of all the takoyaki that could be made from Paul… And, maybe who ever eats them will gain psychic powers.

  9. I definitely knew about Paul’s death, but I didn’t know about him being preserved? That is downright disturbing…

    Now we have Bo Si, the psychic panda.

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/11/17/paul-the-octopus-is-dead-long-live-bo-si-the-psychic-panda/

  10. I know Pauls’s death was a shock to many. His psychic novelty will be sorely missed.

  11. I was hoping that since the Olympics were on that we would have some type of animal doing the predictions for the Mens and womens hockey.

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