Seer Octopus Gets Agent
Paul raising funds for endangered Greek turtles
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2010 4:39 AM CDT
Paul the octopus correctly predicted the outcomes of all of Germany's World Cup matches, as well as the final.   (AP Photo/dapd/Mark Keppler)
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(Newser) – The world's most famous octopus has retired from predicting soccer outcomes but he'll be staying in the public eye. Paul the octopus—who correctly predicted eight of eight World Cup games—now has an agent, according to his German aquarium home. The octopus is believed to be worth millions in endorsements, but his first gig will be fundraising to help endangered turtles in Greece, AP reports.

Yannis Vardakastanis of the Greek environmental group Earth, Sea and Sky says he'll never eat octopus again if Paul can raise enough money for a turtle rescue station. "And everyone knows what that means for me, because there are no other people who like to eat octopus as much as the Greeks," he quipped. At least one Paul movie, Chinese comedy-mystery Kill Paul Octopus, is in the works, according to Forbes, although a stand-in is being used for the famous fortune-teller.

 

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