Octopus Paul honored by Spanish town
Psychic octopus Paul may have retired but he's still basking in the glory of his perfect World Cup predictions.sports Updated: Jul 23, 2010 02:07 IST
Psychic octopus Paul may have retired but he's still basking in the glory of his perfect World Cup predictions.
Paul's German aquarium says the eight-legged oracle was declared an "honorary friend" of a Spanish town in a ceremony on Thursday and presented with gifts including a bronze likeness of himself.
Paul correctly predicted the outcome of all seven of Germany's games plus Spain's victory over the Netherlands in the final.
Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, says a delegation led by Carlos Montes, mayor of the northwestern Spanish town of O Carballino, presented the statue and a football shirt with the number eight.