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Paul, an octopus from the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, picks Spain as the winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on July 9.

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Paul the octopus oracle

Paul, an octopus from the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, picks Spain as the winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on July 9.

Paul became an international sensation after correctly predicting the outcome of Germany's seven matches and the final match in this year's World Cup. In October, just a few months after casting his winning predictions, Paul died peacefully in his tank.