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Paul the great predicting octopus heads to that ocean in the sky

Good night, sweet polypus. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

The world weeps for the timely death of Paul the Octopus, the great psychic of the deep. Not only did he inspire gamblers 'round the planet during the World Cup, in his death he's inspiring the punning mourners of Twitter and Facebook. In honor of that eight-legged psychic, we present our favorite tweets so far. (And if you need more Paul memories, go check out our slideshow.)

Leave us your best R.I.P. riff for everyone's favorite mollusk on Twitter with the #paul hashtag or in the comments below.

Anyway Paul always had four feet in the grave...less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Isn't suspicious that no one said anything about Paul the octopus' cause of death? I smell foul play ( and a delicious tomato sauce)less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

It's not right to make jokes about Paul the Octopus so soon. I mean, the ink hasn't even dried yet.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

We should all form a twitter honor guard and blow a vuvezela for Paul the psychic octopus.less than a minute ago via Twitterrific

Paul the psychic octopus has died. Bet he didn't see that coming.less than a minute ago via web

One more 'I bet Paul the octopus didn't predict THAT' joke, and there are going to be a few more unpredicted deaths today. Stop it. Please.less than a minute ago via Gravity

i feel sorry for poor paul the octopus. it's put a real damp squid on my day.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

RIP Paul the Psychic Octopus. Your tentacles reached out to touch millions worldwide. You'll be my favorite invertebrate forever.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

In other news, Punxsutawney Phil still alive and well. RT @BreakingNews: Paul the World Cup 'psychic' octopus has died.less than a minute ago via web

By Melissa Bell  | October 26, 2010; 9:32 AM ET
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Paul the octpus dead: the powers to Deborah the female mice...

Posted by: Sunsetman | October 26, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

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