Tuesday, October 26, 2010

R.I.P. Paul the Octopus

Dear all,

I'm sorry to report the passing of Paul the Octopus, the King of World Cup bets from this summer. You'll remember that Paul guessed the outcome of all of the matches correctly. They say that he died of natural causes -- at the ripe old age of 2 1/2! Read more here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/world-cup-prognosticator-paul-the-octopus-dies/article1772959/
We'll miss you, Paul! You had us convinced for a while that the reason octopi look like giant brains is because, well, you are giant brains, so giant that you can even tell the future. You brought some magic to our lives, so thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Did the Germans finally execute their plan to kill Paul? or perhaps the Spaniards who apparently had acquired him, couldn't resist not to put him into a paella? Sad ending.