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Tentacled Tipster Paul the Octopus Gets Memorial

Paul the Octopus

The two-meter-tall monument has been revealed for Paul the Octopus, the tentacled tipster who fascinated football fans by correctly predicting results at last year's World Cup. (AP)

Fans of Paul the Octopus can admire a memorial to the cephalopod at the aquarium where he became the World Cup prognosticator.

The Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen unveiled the 6-foot plastic replica of Paul clutching a soccer ball in his eight arms on Thursday.

Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says Paul's cremated ashes were placed in a gold-leafed urn inside the ball. Paul died three months ago.

Munzig says fans around the world had asked for a memorial.

Paul correctly tipped the outcome of all seven of Germany's games at last year's World Cup, plus the Spain-Netherlands final. He made his predictions by opening the lid of one of two boxes, each containing a mussel and bearing a team flag.