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R.I.P. Paul the Octopus

A moment of silence, please: Paul the oracle octopus, who confounded mathematicians and delighted World Cup fans (and cephalopod lovers) this summer, has died of natural causes at his home zoo in Germany.

The clever cephalopod correctly forecasted the outcome of eight World Cup soccer matches, including the final.

Will Paul’s successor prove to be as precocious? We’ll just have to wait and see...


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