Paul the Octopus died in Oct 2010 but loyal fans demanded that he be remembered in a BIG way: a 6 foot statue, scary tentacles spreading over giant football (soccer ball). Research by DdO:) - It's said that Paul the cephalopod “correctly predicted” the results of Germany's 7 World Cup games & the Spain-Netherlands final. Predictions were ascertained by observing which team flag covered the box he opened. [Boxes held mussel snacks!] The memorial also contains the beast’s cremains in an urn.