Obit

Paul the Octopus Has Died

We guess some angry Germans finally got their wish: Paul the Octopus, the animal that correctly predicted the outcome of eight World Cup matches this year (including Germany’s eventual loss, which earned him death threats), has died. He died of natural causes; the staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium in Germany said it was “devastated when Paul was found dead this morning.” The aquarium is planning to build a memorial in his honor.