The sea-dwelling seer makes his predictions from a tank in Oberhausen, Germany.  Mussels, a tasty treat for an octopus, are placed inside glass cubes decorated with a country’s flag.  When Paul chooses which cube to feed from first, he reveals his choice, and possibly, the future.

His talents were noticed in 2008 when he predicted winners for world renowned soccer matches 5 out of 6 times! Reports have surfaced that people are posting DEATH THREATs to poor ol’ paul, stating what kind’ve combos of calamari they would make out of him lmao! : ( ITS NOT FUNNY

-Paul’s career as an oracle began during the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament.[2][4][8] In the lead-up to Germany’s international football matches, Paul is presented with two clear plastic boxes, each containing food: a mussel or an oyster. Each container is marked with the flag of a team, one the flag of Germany, and the other the flag of Germany’s opponent. The box which Paul opens first (and eats the contents of) is judged to be the predicted winner of the game.[


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