Monday, July 12, 2010

Good Bye to Paul the Psychic Octopus

Paul, the psychic octopus is quitting while he is ahead.  It was announced today that, having correctly predicted the outcome of the 2010 World Cup, the intuative invertebrate will now pack it all in and rest on his laurels. Yes, folks, Paul the psychic octopus is retiring today.

According to an AP release, workers at the German Aquarium where Paul lives  presented  the octo-oracle with a "golden" cup which resembled the World Cup Trophy.  Although the cup was garnished with mussels (Paul's favorite snack) Paul proceeded to ignore  the glittering  trophy as it  was lowered into  his tank, proving once again that he is a mollusk with style as well as substance, and not just some shallow cephalopod.

Stay classy, Paul, and don't go to work for Wall Street or start reading Tarot cards.

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