Paul, the octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs — all seven of Germany's games plus the Spain-Netherlands final — is going to retire.
The intuitive invertebrate will "step back from the official oracle business," Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, told AP Television News.
German football fans should brace themselves for disappointment in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against Spain, according to the latest prediction of an octopus with a knack for picking winners.
Paul the octopus, a psychic cephalopod at Sea Life in Oberhausen, western Germany, has become a World Cup phenomenon after correctly predicting the victors in all five of Germany's matches so far. Tuesday's ceremony was carried live on German television.
Made for Noah + Sasha's daycare party; everyone likes a snail, right? The face looked a little better until Sasha Lu, the family klutz, "smooshed" it and some hasty repair work was called for. Must remember to reserve some icing of each colour for just this kind of fix up....
My turn at the office for Treat Day fell on St. Paddy's Day, and I'd seen this recipe for a Doughnut Upside Down Cake, and really, when else are you going to get to use that, except for the office, where an extravagant disaster is almost expected?
Noah's 4th birthday: started as a robot cake, along with robot cookie decorating. There was a plan to the candy distribution, but young children aren't so much for the colour coordination, and things rapidly spun out of control. The marshmallow googly eyes were a big hit.
A moon cake seemed like a fun idea, and cutting a template out of waxed paper to drizzle icing sugar also seemed like a good idea. Actually worked better than it should have, but perhaps not as good as I'd hoped. Lifting the template off was a little messier, so some of the finer details of Rigel (top left) were obliterated....
"Normally, these squid are found in at least 200 metres of water, but these immature squid probably came near the surface, perhaps encountered colder water or currents and became stranded on the beach."