It’s not easy being a clearvoyant Octopus, now is it?? Not with 82 million germans demanding your head (or his soft pouch receptacle) on a plate… 😯
Paul is not a soft, fuzzy, cuddly and cosy Knut – like the Berlin polar bear – he is more like a large floating elephant scrotum! So, maybe he feels he has more in common with the Spanish for a good enough reason afterall??
This particular octopus, like all other octopi, are cephalopod mollusks in the order ‘Octopoda’, with two eyes and four pairs of arms, are highly intelligent 😕 , probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates – but can they also be psychogenic, supersensory, and telepathic?
Public sentiment and feeling in Germany seems to changing and Paul, the formerly funny and entertaining octopus has become somewhat of an un-welcome’ free-loader’!
Then again – ‘Legatus non violatur’ – a wise old Latin saying meaning: ’Don’t shoot the messenger’ .
But while it is wise never to blame the messenger for just his message, this wisdom should be reserved for human beings and not four-legged tentacled mollusks!
German internet searches for ‘cooking with octopus’ and ‘octopus recipes’ have skyrocketed overnight. 😆
And in Argentina people have threatened to make Paella of Paul.
It is not easy to be a ‘clairvoyant’ octopus and perhaps ‘Paul’ should have just stuck to being an acquarium thingie and not reach too high socially – after all octopi should know their place – they should be seen… behind glass… and not heard from.
Anyways – Congratulations to Spain –
und Kopf hoch Jungs!!
Dann holt ihr uns den Pott eben in 4 Jahren, ja?
Torres comforst Poldi
“O Aarde sluk my in!!!”