An octopus, who correctly predicted all of Japan’s World Cup results, has been killed and turned into sashimi.


The mollusc, named Rabio, was hailed as psychic after an experiment in a paddling pool.


But Kimio Abe, the fisherman who caught Rabio, felt he’d make more money selling it for food than from its clairvoyance.

但是,抓住“拉比奧”的漁夫Kimio Abe認為,賣章魚肉比讓章魚預測世界杯更賺錢。

Local media in Japan reports Kimio decided his livelihood was more important than viral fame.


Rabio - a giant Pacific octopus - predicted Japan’s win against Colombia and their draw with Senegal by moving to different parts of a paddling pool.


Each sector - marked as win, lose or draw - had food placed to tempt the octopus.


Japan looked like they were heading for the quarter finals, stunning Belgium with two goals in a four minute period.


But they left heartbroken with Belgium scoring the winner with pretty much the last kick of the match.


While Japan’s footballers are left to dwell on what might have been, at least they still have their health. Unlike Rabio.


But his spirit will live on, as the fisherman plans to use another octopus to predict the results of future fixtures.


Rabio was sent to market before Japan lost 1-0 to Poland on 28 June.


He had, of course, predicted the loss - but not his own demise.

當然,他預測對了這個失敗的結局 - 但不是他卻不能預測自己的死亡。

Rabio wasn’t the first psychic octopus with an interest in international football competitions. In 2010, a German invertebrate named Paul correctly predicted six World Cup games.

“拉比奧”并不是第一只對國際足球比賽感興趣的通靈章魚。 2010年,一位名叫“保羅”的德國無脊椎動物也正確地預測了六場世界杯比賽。

Paul passed peacefully in his aquarium at the Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen in 2012, aged two.