RT reports on death threats received by Paul the Oracle Octopus from German soccer fans because he correctly predicted Spain’s victory in the most recent World Cup match between the two countries. Paul has an unbroken winning streak in his predictions.
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Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment. He is Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan and an adjunct professor, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University. He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires. Follow him on Twitter at @jricole or the Informed Comment Facebook Page