all this while, i didn't think he actually was one, literally speaking. until i decided to google him up and came across this in wikipedia:
"In the 2010 FIFA World Cup knockout stage, Paul predicted Germany's win over England in the round of 16 and over Argentina in the quarter finals. For his last prediction, Paul received death threats. Angry Argentinian fans blamed him for their team's major loss of 0 to 4, and threatened to eat him to avenge his prediction. His keeper Oliver Walenciak is sure that the octopus is safe in his aquarium tank."
LOL! and there i was yesterday telling Significant Other about this German octopus fellow who had earlier predicted Spain was going to win over Germany.
(sorry la, it's like lately i'm like a frog underneath the coconut shell)