Paul, the octopus that seemingly predicted the outcome of Germany's World Cup final games, is dead.
The cephalopod became a hit in Spain which he predicted would beat Germany for the cup. One Spanish town even made Octo-Paul an honorary citizen.
At the time I wondered about all the hoopla. The octopus, like its relatives, the squid and the cuttlefish, are remarkably short-lived. If they don't get eaten within two years they pretty much just keel over. Paul made it to a remarkable two and a half years before he was discovered, tentacles up, by aquarium staff in Germany.