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

On Thursday, The Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen made public the 6-foot plastic replica of Paul clutching a soccer ball in his eight arms.

Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says Paul's cremated ashes were placed in a gold-leafed urn inside the ball. Paul died 3 months ago. Munzig says fans around the world had asked for a memorial.

Paul accurately 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.


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