World Cup 2010: Paul The Psychic Octopus Gets Spanish Citizenship

Daniel GoochAnalyst IJuly 15, 2010

Paul the famous octopus has become an honorary citizen of a town in the northwest of Spain.

Paul was born in England, and lives in Germany, is now a citizen of Spain.

Paul is famous for his amazing psychic abilities. During this year's world cup he was able to predict 8 games out of 8 correct.

He became an internet sensation, and even had hes predictions made live on German TV. Many countrys hate him for predicting the other team, but for the Spanish he is another member of the winning national team.

The town who awarded the octopus citizenship is called Carballiño. 

The main industry in the town is producing calamari...oh dear. However, the festival’s organizers have assured the Germans that Paul will not finish in the pan, but become the face of their festival.

He was one of the highlights of the world cup, but will not be making any more predictions, as his retirement was revealed after the Final on July 11th.

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