Calamari Paul

LUNCHTIME Germans blame the tentacled messenger

July 8, 2010

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Calamari Paul

NOON -- The Germans may have lost in the World Cup, but they've maintained their characteristic sense of humor. The Washington Post carries the Reuters report:

  • Some Germans are calling for a public roasting of the oracle octopus who correctly picked the winner of all six of their national soccer team's World Cup matches -- including a bitter defeat to Spain on Wednesday.

    Paul, a two-year-old octopus in a German aquarium, turned into a global celebrity for his uncanny ability to predict the winner of all Germany's matches...

    German newspapers and websites were filled with suggestions of what to do with Paul -- most involved cooking and eating him.

Octowurst, anyone?

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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