Prognosticating World Cup Octopus Dies

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Paul the Octopus gained international fame over the summer for his accurate predictions of Germany's fortunes in World Cup soccer. The mystic mollusk correctly forecast the outcome of all seven of Germany's games — plus Spain's victory in the final.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

We bring you sad news today from the sea world. The eight-armed oracle Paul the Octopus has died. Paul gained international fame this past summer for his accurate predictions of Germany's fortunes in World Cup soccer. The mystic mollusk correctly forecast the outcome of all seven of Germany's games - plus Spain's victory in the final. Paul was two and a half. He was found dead this morning. Aquarium officials are blaming natural causes.

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