Paul the Octopus Endures Death Threats, Picks Spain


Pity Paul, the psychic German octopus. After he correctly predicted the outcomes of all the World Cup matches so far, including Germany’s recent defeat, his own countrymen want to grill him up with some nice olive oil. A German newspaper suggested simply throwing him into a frying pan, which would probably make Paul too tough (but also very dead). Luckily, his handlers at the aquarium say that they will not be selling Paul to any fishmongers.

Today, Paul picked Spain to beat the Netherlands and win the final this Sunday. You can watch him make his decision in the video above, as he chooses a box labeled with the Spanish flag to get his lunch of a mussel. He’s oddly adorable.

[Washington Post]