This Is Not Paul

Octopi are rated to be highly intelligent than most other invertebrates, but can that be a reason as to how Paul makes correct choices between the countries?

Octopi are deaf; therefore definitely Paul is not following anybody’s orders. Almost on its self will, it chooses to settle down with the country of its choice.
Octopi have three hearts; probably that is why Paul’s heart beats for other countries too, other than Germany.
Nothing is known about its color blindness or its color sensitiveness, Paul can therefore be not accused of being attracted to a certain color or pattern in flags.

Whatever, Paul has given us so much to talk about in the final days of FIFA, the laughter that it brought us, not taking all these seriously I would like to wish, may the best team win. These are octopus shots I took in Singapore Underwater World.

In the UK, cephalopods such as octopuses are regarded as honorary vertebrates under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and other cruelty to animals legislation, extending to them protections not normally afforded to invertebrates. So if anybody has plans to slice it up and fry and gobble it up, they will have to rethink. 😉

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25 Responses

  1. The second shot is beautiful and bang on time too.

  2. Nice shots and great Insights Indrani!

    I want Paul or should I say Pablo to be right this time too as I am rooting for Spain 🙂

  3. Haddock says:

    Never imagined that so much focus would be on an octopus for a world cup.

  4. radha says:

    Nice post. Never imagined an octopus making the headlines.

  5. slommler says:

    Beautiful photos!!

  6. Anu says:

    nice one! and a well timed one too!

  7. It is so interesting, I like a lot all information about this cute octopus, thanks a lot!I'm enchanted by the detail picture (second shot).
    And a beautiful weekend for you!
    purrs and love
    Luna – We love Luna

  8. Snap says:

    Fun post. I heard about the octopus picking the winners! Smart guy!!!!! Love the second shot.

  9. eileeninmd says:

    Cool photos and an interesting post and info on the octopus.

  10. Hurray for World Cup and Paul!

  11. Regina says:

    :). Beautiful captures.
    Happy weekend.

  12. honorary vertebrates? I have never heard of that–how interesting!

  13. ladyfi says:

    I've had to laugh at people taking Paul seriously…

    Love that last shot!

  14. maiaT says:

    Your second photo is amazing with those lovely colors.
    I personally hope never to meet such an intelligent invertebrates.
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Even bef. reading your article, the first work octopi itself reminded me of that octopus of FIFA…!!!

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  16. Michael says:

    Paul will have to eat humble pie soon. Holland all the way. 🙂

  17. CherylK says:

    This was such an interesting post, even though I have no idea who Paul is (I should be embarrassed to admit that, I think). But the photos are wonderful and I learned a lot about the octopi in the ocean 🙂 Thanks!!

  18. Siromade says:

    That's very interesting post about octopus, the photo looks interestinf especially the second photo.

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  19. Onkar says:

    Very interesting info.

  20. sujata says:

    hahah loved this one on the very famous Paul!

  21. YOSEE says:

    LOL! That was topical !
    Our poor friend, Paul/Pablo, was only trying to get the tastier looking morsel,the pattern on the box be damned ! but the crazy humans had to get maniacal everytime he had his tiffin ! I doubt the intelligent cephalopod has any flattering opinion about humankind !

  22. Very informative and fantastic shots

  23. Wish Paul lost the cup… I am confused now 🙂

    the 3 hearts may have all the secret..

  24. Nessa says:

    Very interesting octopus information.

    Paul is a much better predictor that Phil.

  25. Vyjay says:

    It was fun remembering about Paul. I remember those FIFA days and how Paul swept the air waves.

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