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Posted at 9:34 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Paul the Octopus now honored with memorial

By Cindy Boren

Paul and a soccer ball. Really, what more can be said? (Volker Hartmann/AP)

In another of the things you weren't aware the world was missing, there's now a memorial for Paul, the World Cup prognosticating octopus who died Oct. 26.

The kids loved Paul. So did the gamblers. His legion of fans had requested a memorial and now the Sea Life aquarium where he lived, frolicked and died in Oberhausen, Germany, has one. The 6 1/2-foot tall memorial is made of plastic (not bronze? marble?) and -- here's where it gets a little weird -- inside is a gold-leaf covered urn containing Paul's cremated remains.

Gallery: Paul's life in photos.

By Cindy Boren  | January 20, 2011; 9:34 AM ET
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Paul probably figured this was going to happen.

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 20, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

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