Germans Eat Paul The Octopus
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Germans Eat Paul The Octopus

Berlin : Germany | Jul 08, 2010 at 1:21 PM PDT
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Paul The Octopus was proven right yet again when Spain ousted Germany from World Cup contention yesterday, but this time, Germans weren’t singing the cephalopod prophet’s praises. Instead, bitter fans are scouring the Internet for octopus recipes, Der Spiegel reports. “Hey Frank,” said one customer in a Berlin restaurant as the game ended, “I could do with some octopus right now. You have any back in the kitchen?” The chef shook his head. “They were sold out,” he said.

German Twitter and Facebook accounts were awash in octopus recipes. “Grill the octopus oracle. Throw Paul in the saucepan,” tweeted one. “Into the deep fryer!” agreed another. A few kinder posters suggested that Paul's talents should be put to better use, predicting, for example, currency movements for the government. The octopus is 6-for-6 in predicting Germany’s games this world cup, after going 4-for-5 in Euro 2008.
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Octopus Paul fixes the spanish box during his oracel for the semifinal match at the World Cup in...
Octopus Paul fixes the spanish box during his oracel for the semifinal match at the World Cup in South Africa between Germany and Spain in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Paul predicted all German matches during the World Cup 100 percent right. Octopus oracle Paul is predicting Germany will be defeated by Spain at the World Cup semifinal. Sea Life Aquarium's spokesman Daniel Fey said Tuesday that the famous mollusk from Oberhausen chose a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, while ignoring the tank marked with the German colors - indicating a Spanish victory in Wednesday's semifinal. (AP Photo/dapd/Mark Keppler)
AbramsDavid is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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