OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY - English-born octopus Paul which lives in a German aquarium and correctly predicted all of Germanyís World Cup game results will return to his old job and is not for sale, Paulís keepers said in Oberhausen on Monday.
"There are a lot of offers for Paul from betting offices and other areas. One thing is clear: Paul is staying with us," "Sea Life" spokeswoman Tanja Munzig told Reuters Television.
Commenting on suggestions that Paul might predict other occurrences in the future, Munzig said "Paulís official oracle career ends here."
"He will not predict whether (Germany coach) Jogi Loew remains coach. Iím sure Mr. Loew will make that announcement himself at some point. Paul will not predict anything on politics, the economy or any lifestyle events. Paul will return to his old job which is to make children laugh," Munzig said.
Sadly, the spokesman had no answer to the most important question: How did paul do it?
"From a rational point of view I have no explanation why Paul had a one hundred percent hit rate during the World Cup. I think mathematicians found out that 0.0 something percent was the likelihood of Paul being right. I have no idea," Munzig said.
"Maybe itís his nine brains, maybe he is just a soccer expert. Only Paul knows."
Octopus Paul receives his very own World Cup trophy, albeit it unofficial, after the oracle correctly predicted the outcome of all of Germanyís games in South Africa.