The psychic octopus known for his amazingly accurate World Cup predictions has received death threats, the Telegraph reports. Paul, the oracle octopus whose prescient premonitions perfectly predicted the outcome of all six German World Cup games, first generated anger from Argentinian fans who believe his percipient pick doomed Argentina in the quarterfinals.
Paul's keeper in Oberhausen, Germany said "there are always people who want to eat our octopus but he is not shy and we are here to protect him as well. He will survive."
UPDATE: Paul's skills will be put to the test on Friday, when he may pick the outcome of two more World Cup games -- the third place game and the final:
However, this will only happen if he is deemed not too tired and still hungry.
A spokesman for his aquarium said. "We do not want to overburden him."
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