21 Jan '11, 2am

A German aquarium unveiled a 2-metre-tall memorial to World Cup 'psychic' Paul the Octopus

A German aquarium unveiled a 2-metre-tall memorial to World Cup 'psychic' Paul the Octopus

Photographers surround the monument of Paul the octopus at Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany. -- PHOTO: AP BERLIN - PAUL the celebrated octopus has finally got his tentacles wrapped around a football. The Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen on Thursday unveiled a memorial to the World Cup's most unlikely star: A two-metre-tall plastic replica of Paul clutching a ball in his eight arms. Aquarium spokesman Tanja Munzig said Paul's cremated ashes were placed in a gold-leaf-covered urn inside the ball. Paul died three months ago. 'We acted upon the wishes of fans and created a place of remembrance,' Ms Munzig told The Associated Press. 'This monument was also built to show visitors just how much people around the world loved Paul.' 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 hi...

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