Although its footballers have long since returned home in disgrace, one
English native has become the surprise success story of the World Cup. Paul, an
octopus who was born in Dorset, has correctly predicted the result of all six
matches involving Germany and now all eyes are on him as he prepares to pick the
winner of Sunday’s final.
Fans are now placing money on the mystic mollusc himself, rather than the
outcome of the big game, while senior politicians have expressed concern about
threats to his safety made by supporters of losing teams.
Paul has also become a sensation on the internet, becoming one of the most
talked-about topics on Twitter and Facebook while doctored images have been
created of him appearing to decide the victor of forthcoming elections around