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Paul The 'Psychic' Octopus Honored With Golden Memorial

The tentacled tipster was honoured with a "Paul Corner" at his former home. i

The tentacled tipster was honoured with a "Paul Corner" at his former home. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The tentacled tipster was honoured with a "Paul Corner" at his former home.

The tentacled tipster was honoured with a "Paul Corner" at his former home.

Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup prognosticators don't get more famous than Paul the "psychic" octopus.

The undersea creature from Oberhausen, Germany, accurately predicted the winner in all seven games involving Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He also called the winner in the title match between the Netherlands and eventual champion Spain. He died last October.

But his memory now lives on in the form of a six-foot plastic likeness clutching a giant soccer ball. Inside the ball sits a golden urn containing Paul's ashes. The memorial was unveiled today at the Sea Life Aquarium, where Paul lived.

And, really, it speaks for itself.

Employees of the Sea Life Aquarium unveil the memorial. i

Employees of the Sea Life Aquarium unveil the memorial. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Employees of the Sea Life Aquarium unveil the memorial.

Employees of the Sea Life Aquarium unveil the memorial.

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Stefan Porwoll, manager of Sea Life Aquarium, stands next to the memorial.

Stefan Porwoll, manager of Sea Life Aquarium, stands next to the memorial. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A golden urn, containing Paul's ashes, is nestled in the back of the giant soccer ball.

A golden urn, containing Paul's ashes, is nestled in the back of the giant soccer ball. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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