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PAUL THE OCTOPUS

He was the prognosticating cephalopod that could, and did. From his cushy tank at the Oberhausen Sea Life aquarium in Germany, the one they called Paul the Psychic Octopus correctly called a fitting eight games in this year's World Cup, including the championship, which was won by Spain. He retired after his perfect run, and then, just before what would have been his third birthday, he died.