Paul awarded with golden replica

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Oberhausen: Paul the Psychic eight-legged oracle, known for his 100 per cent correct predictions in all the seven Germany matches and the finals at Soccer city is retiring and was also presented with a shiny golden replica by his German handlers.

As a reward, Paul"s German handlers dropped a shiny golden replica of the coveted trophy into his tank.

Tanja Munzig, of the Sea Life Aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen, said they had received offers for Paul but he was not for sale.

"There are a lot of offers for Paul from betting offices and other areas. One thing is clear: Paul is staying with us," said Munzig as quoted to BBC.

She also added that Paul won't be making any predictions, either in football, politics, lifestyle or economy.

Paul made his predictions for each game by choosing a mussel from one of two jars bearing the flags of World Cup opponents.

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