RIP Paul the Octopus…

It’s a very sad day for invertebrates everywhere. The amazing Paul the Octopus has passed on at the age of 2 1/2 years old. For those of you who don’t quite remember, Paul predicted every (most every?) game in the World Cup. I don’t know if 2 1/2 years is a ripe old age for an octopus but wikipedia (source for all that is true…or should be true) says some can live as long as 5 years (Giant Octopus) and some as little as 6 months. So I suppose Paul did well. I wonder if he really got to enjoy his rocket-sled ride to fame and stardom? In an age where Lindsay Lohan makes the front page for being a train-wreck, I take some solace that an Octopus named Paul, for however brief a time, was more famous than she was.


RIP Paul. Your eight armed suckered heaven awaits.

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