For the past few weeks, amidst global World Cup madness, a young German octopus named Paul has been accurately predicting the victors of each football match from inside his tank at SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. Today was no exception: Paul chose Spain over Germany, once again proving his dissenters wrong:
Today, the Twittersphere has been abuzz with quips, criticisms, and encouragements for Paul, with “psychic octopus” trending in some locales (such as the UK). In India, mojorojo had a limerick to share:
Prior to the outcome of the game, some Twitter users were perhaps a bit concerned for Paul's safety in Germany. Dutch DJ Tiesto quipped:
Others offered tributes to Paul, such as Paris and Jakarta-based narizza:
Kenya-based uncleTeeJay may have a use for the eight-tentacled creature, but still suggests nefarious plans:
What remains to be seen is who Paul will pick for the final matches…and whether or not he'll end up as takoyaki.