Paul the prescient octopus who predicted Spain's victory will be declared an honorary citizen of a Spanish town whose main industry, ominously, is producing calamari.
The town in , an autonomous region in Spain’s northwest, is even asking to borrow for a few days during a major food festival.
ño, with a population of 14,000, insists it wants to thank “Pulpo Paul” for correctly predicting the Spain’s winning of the football World Cup this summer.
The decision to honour the world’s most extrasensory invertebrate, whose fame spread after he correctly predicted the results of a string of World Cup matches, was made unanimously by the city council, the Spanish media reported on Tuesday.
Mayor plans to travel to , where Paul lives at the aquarium, to personally deliver the honour to the eight-legged oracle.
The award consists of a see-through box similar to those used to elicit Paul’s predictions, only with Carballiños’ coat-of-arms – though it was not clear whether this would be dropped in the tank or merely held up to the glass.
Pressing his luck somewhat, Montes also plans to ask the aquarium if he can borrow Paul for a few days to exhibit him in a tank at a Carballiño food festival on August 8. He vowed the octopus would be carefully transported and adequately housed.
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