Psychic octopus to retire after perfect World Cup record

Paul to return to day job at German aquarium

With the World Cup over, Paul the psychic octopus will return to his day job—entertaining children at the aquarium. The German eight-legged oracle became a pop culture sensation when he correctly predicted all seven of Germany’s games plus the Spain-Netherlands final. Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, said Paul won’t be giving any more predictions, “either in football, nor in politics, lifestyle or economy.” Paul made one last appearance on Monday, when aquarium officials presented him with a golden cup similar to the official World Cup trophy. Although he initially ignored the cup, which was garnished with three mussels, as it was lowered into his tank, he finally picked off one mussel and devoured it in front of television cameras.

Toronto Star