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Legendary octopus Paul
Paul (caught 2008 in Weymouth, died October 26, 2010 in Oberhausen - common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) living in the Sea Life Center aquarium in Oberhausen. The animal was used in 2008 and 2010 to predict the results of Germany's football team matches. The extraordinary effectiveness of Paul's types made him popular all over the world.
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Paul was last checked by staff on 25 October 2010, and was in good health, but the following morning he was found dead. He was aged two-and-a-half, a normal lifespan for the species. His agent, Chris Davies, said "It's a sad day. Paul was rather special but we managed to film Paul before he left this mortal earth". Sea Life Centre manager Stefan Porwoll remembered Paul as an octopus who had "enthused people across every continent".
In 2010, uTouchLabs developed an iPhone app called "Ask the Octopus".
A 2010 Chinese thriller film Kill Octopus Paul depicts Paul's predictions as being part of an international match-fixing scheme.
On 17 June 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Paul was featured in a Google "doodle". He was represented as in heaven, perched on a billowy bed of clouds and adorned with a halo; when animated, he appeared to vacillate in his predictions for the day's matches. Paul was again featured on 13 July in the doodle for the 2014 final. In that doodle, clicking on the clouds in the upper left brings up an image of Paul, similar to that in the earlier doodle, "cheering" on the final from heaven.