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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Paul the Pyschic Octopus under fire

I am not sure what exactly Paul the Pyschic Octopus has done, other than to correctly predict the outcome of a few football games through a clever trick involving food and coloured containers, but somehow he has attracted the ire of the Iranians.

Apparently, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian leader, says Paul is a symbol of all that is wrong with the western world. The President accused the octopus of spreading "western propaganda and superstition.":

Paul was mentioned by Mr Ahmadinejad on various occasions during a speech in Tehran at the weekend.

"Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values," he said.

He may well be right, but that is no reason to be rude about a dumb creature that cannot answer back.
last summer i was swimming in the sea off pembs, about quarter of mile out when i decided to go under for a few secs to get out of the sun, good grief their was a small octopus a few feet away, it could have been a penfriend of Paul ...Wales should elect it's own psychic octopus , it 's got enough of em
Laer I worked out is was a Rhizostoma octopus
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