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What next for Paul the psychic octopus?

What next for Paul the psychic octopus?
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Spain aren't the only winners to walk away with a trophy from the World Cup. Paul the psychic octopus has also been rewarded for his contribution to the tournament.


With 100 percent accuracy in his match predictions, the 8 legged phenomenon was arguably the most consistent performer of the World Cup.

Paul received his very own trophy at his home in Oberhausen Germany.

The oracle correctly predicted the outcome of all Germany's games in South Africa and then went on to pick Spain to be the overall winners.

But not everyone has been impressed by his "psychic powers".

Bookmakers William Hill say Paul cost their industry an estimated 500,000 pounds.

Rupert Adams, William Hill Bookmakers, said, "It's one of the most astonishing feats of tipping there has ever been. I've been looking through all of the professional tipsters, not one got seven in a row . One got three in a row, that's the best the real pros managed to do. But if had ten quid (slang for pounds) and you put it on an accumulator, which went onto every single match the way through, it would come out an astonishing 2,940 pounds. So nearly three grand, based on a tenner and an octopus."

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