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Like The Dalai Lama, Finding Successor To Paul The Octopus Involved Reincarnation

At least, that’s how it appears to me. Shortly after Paul’s death, the reincarnated being we know as the Octopus Oracle, the yangsi, if you will, has already been discovered in France. Since I am working under the assumption that every reader of the Sportress is also a student of Tibetan Buddhism, I won’t bore you with the details regarding trivialities such as the consultation of the Nechung Oracle, the cycle of death and rebirth and whatnot. Instead, I would only like to point out that it is very interesting that the discovery of the new Octopus Oracle is eerily similar to how a new Dalai Lama is found. Weird, wild and wacky stuff.

Via Yahoo!/AP:

Seal Life aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says the new octopus, also to be called Paul, was born near the southern French city of Montpellier. He will be presented to the public next week.

Let us all welcome the Second Incarnation of the Octopus Oracle. May his reign be a shining beacon of benevolence, hope and spot-on prognostication, much like the great Oracle who directly preceded him.

Successor to Paul the Octopus is French [Yahoo!/AP]