Paul is known for his predictions for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is telling. However, not many people know who Paul really is. Here are ten facts about the octopus that was two years old as reported by the Telegraph.
1. British-born male octopus
Although now living in the Aquarium Sea Life Centre, Oberhausen, Germany, Paul was born in Weymouth, England and moved from the Weymouth Sea Life Park (to Germany) in 2006.
A staff at Weymouth Sea Life Park, Fiona Smith, who never take care of Paul saying, "He never made any predictions when it is still here. However, maybe he was waiting for a big tournament like the World Cup to show that ability. "
2. Hunted man
An Argentine chef, Nicolas Bedorrou, so angry when Paul correctly predicted that his country teams will be defeated Germany in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He even threatened to hunt down Paul to be cooked.
"We will chase and place them on paper. We will then beat her to make the meat tender and then put it in boiling water, "said Bedorrou.
3. The big news
Prediction Paul has invited the attention of many people because a German television station, NTV began diligently to directly broadcast the match Paul's predictions, with two reporters standing on the tank so they can make the viewers know how Paul make predictions.
4. The biggest celebrity in Oberhausen
Paul is the most popular in Oberhausen.
5. Forecast accuracy is almost perfect
Paul began to predict the outcome of the game since Euro 2008 Switzerland-Austria and Germany he predict six games, with four of them correctly. He said Germany would win all the matches. In fact, Germany lost to Croatia.
2010 World Cup in South Africa, so far, all predictions about the German Paul correctly, including the question they will lose to Spain in the semifinals.
6. It could make you rich
With forecasts like that, you can rely on his predictions before the bet.
7. Smart Animals
Octopuses are intelligent animals and proved to have strong memories. "Common octopus like Paul is very smart. We equate them with intelligence and they love dogs and like to solve problems, "said Fiona Smith.
8. Celebrities on Facebook and Twitter
Paul became one of the most lively topic of conversation at social networking sites. The phrase "Paul the Octopus" and "Pulpo" (Spanish for octopus) Twitter world's top ten.
9. Without engineering
Paul predict the outcome of the game by opening one of two food containers in the tank. Sea Life Centre Oberhausen Staff, Tanja Munzig, denied allegations that there was something placed in one container. "There is no trick. Same food and everything in the two containers were the same, except the flag, "said Munzig.
10. Do not fear death threats
According to the supervisor, Oliver Walencak, Paul was not afraid of being threatened supporters who blame him for exclusion of Argentine Lionel Messi et al of the 2010 World Cup since losing 0-4 from Germany.