Monday, 23rd April, 2018

Paul the Octopus comes alive

05, Jun 2014 By khakshar

It is well known that Paul, the  famous octopus of OberHausen, Germany was used as an animal oracle to predict the results of football matches. Paul became famous during Football World Cup 2010. He use to choose  between the food  boxes  with the flag of the both teams wrapped on the box.

He predicted a win for Spain against the Netherlands in the World Cup final on 11 July by eating the food in the box with the Spanish flag. He had a prediction rate of nearly 85 %. Eleven of the Thirteen of his predictions were right. He started the prophecy as a kid during UEFA European Championship in 2008. Sadly Paul died three months after the World Cup held in South Africa.

Paul the Octopus
Paul the Octopus

It is further saddening that peoples memory shifts only from  Shakira’s “Waka Waka” in 2010  to Pit Bull and J Lo’s “We are one (Ola Ola) in 2014. It is unfortunate that we seem to have forgotten the gyrations of “Paul  the Oracle”.

However Paul will be present in his elements at Rio- De – Janerio though in a different avtar. As is the practice  in some countries that “Octopus limbs” are eaten as a delicacyand so met  the fate “the Oracle Paul’ . A dish called “schwzabzer” was made by a specialized chef in OberHausen, Germany. The Chef under whose supervision, the dish was made wanted it to be perfect. In order to make it delicious for Guests , he tasted it himself. The Chef could not control his taste buds and finished the dish in one go. The after effects dawned upon him the next month when he was watching a Bundesliga football match.  The chef  “Schwafezenege” found his limbs gyrating in a synchronized way and pointing towards the Goal-Post of one team. The team of course won the match. He had similar bouts of frenzy during subsequent football matches that he watched  and his limbs always pointed towards the Goal-Post of winning team.  His limbs have failed him only once since February 2011.

Mr. Stepp Blatter the ever lasting President of “FIFA” met  Mr.Schwafezenege last week. He requested the “Oracle in Belly” chef to go into a hiding beucause of World Cup 2014.

Mr. Blatter has well founded apprehension that the Cup  may loose much of it’s sheen with results known during the match. The Chef has been offered ownership of  Islands in “Isle of Mann” and “Monaco” and an undisclosed amount of money. J Lo and Shakira will be paid time and again by FIFA  for personal entertainment of “Paul in Stomach”.