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Octopus Paul announces retirement

Paul, the octopus who correctly predicted all of Germany's World Cup 2010 results and Spain's win over the Netherlands in the final, is retiring from the soothsayer business.

"He won't give any more oracle predictions --either in soccer, nor in politics, lifestyle or economy. Paul will get back to his former job, namely making children laugh," said Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen.

Paul was hugely popular in Germany until he correctly predicted Spain's semifinal win, after which he received death threats -- although they seemed to be in jest. Germans flooded the Internet with octopus recipes.

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