Paul the Octopus dies

A sad day for everyone touched and/or amused by the most unlikely tipster during the 2010 World CupPaul the Octopus has passed away.

Paul the Octopus was found dead in his Oberhausen aquarium after living a good 2 1/2 years.

Paul rose to prominence in the recent World Cup after flawlessly predicting seven match results by picking food from containers with flags of the national teams pitted in the matches.

His last correct prediction was picking Spain over Netherlands in the final. He retired from seer duties after.