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Tentacled tipster Paul the Octopus will get a shrine to mark three months since he died, his aquarium said

File picture taken on July 9, 2010 shows Paul the octopus swimming past a football in his aquarium at the Sea Life aquarium in Germany. -- PHOTO: AFP BERLIN - PAUL the octopus, who shot to fame during the football World Cup last year for his flawless record in predicting the outcome of games, will get a shrine to mark three months since he died, his aquarium said on Monday. The tentacled tipster will on Thursday be honoured with a 'Paul Corner' at his former home, containing his ashes and a 'huge memorial,' the centre in western Germany said. 'There will be a statue around 1.8m high of Paul, on top of a football, in the middle of which will be a see-through window with the golden urn containing Paul's ashes,' spokesman Tanja Munzig told AFP. Paul thrilled punters and cost bookmakers a small fortune during the World Cup in South Africa in June and July by defying the odds t...

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