Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paul the Octopus urns a memorial

For many the hero of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was not Thomas Müller, David Villa, Wesley Sneijder, or Diego Forlán, the top goal scorers of the competition, but Paul the Octopus who famously “predicted” the outcome of all of Germany’s games and the World Cup final. He was offered two tubs, each containing a mussel with one team’s flag, whichever tub he opened first would prove to be the winner of the match. CBS news reports that a memorial of Paul the Octopus, who sadly passed away following the World Cup, has been unveiled in Oberhausen, where he lived in the Sea Life aquarium. The statue is a two metre tall replica of the octopus clutching a football. Paul’s ashes are inside golf leaf covered urn contained within the ball!

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