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It is haft of the year since Spain won the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa and the whole world stopped to watch every movements of the Octopus Paul to perfectly tell in advance the victory of Spain in the final. As a phenomenon, Octopus Paul has won the heart of football fans all over the world and reached the status of “the biggest name in football”.
Paul, the Octopus, lived in a tank in commercial attraction, the Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany until it gained fame when making correct predictions for outcome of eight matches in 2010 FIFA World Cup. Paul is chosen as official “ambassador” to England\’s 2018 World Cup bid”. Sadly, Paul was found dead unexpectedly in his Sea Life aquarium in Germany on 26 October 2010. He died of natural causes due to the fact that common octopuses live no more than two-year life on average.
Recently, Paul\’s idol status has been memorialized in a golden statue in the International Jewelry Show on Friday. Paul\’s likeness is made of 3.3 kilograms of 22 karat Gold solid gold which is valued at $ 133,404. The two-metre-tall plastic replica statue features Paul embracing a giant ball with his eight tentacles. Inside the giant ball is Paul\’s cremated ashes wrapped in a gold-leaf-covered urn.
Paul is regarded as “undoubtedly one of the biggest names in football” by England winger John Barnes.
According to Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig, the statue is built to “act upon the wishes of fans and create a place of remembrance”. Besides, this monument was built to show visitors just how many people around the world loved Paul.
The spokesman of aquarium explains that the gold-leaf-covered urn contains Paul\’s cremated ashes.
The phenomenon in football died unexpectedly on 26 October 2010.
The two-metre-tall plastic replica of Paul is placed in the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, which features Paul wrapping a giant ball by his eight tentacles.
The giant ball is covered with different national flags and a small glass window.
Paul predicted the outcome of football matches by opening the lid of one of two boxes which contains the team flag.
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