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Octopus Paul honored by Spanish town

sports Updated: Jul 23, 2010 02:07 IST

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Psychic octopus Paul may have retired but he's still basking in the glory of his perfect World Cup predictions.

Paul's German aquarium says the eight-legged oracle was declared an "honorary friend" of a Spanish town in a ceremony on Thursday and presented with gifts including a bronze likeness of himself.

Paul correctly predicted the outcome of all seven of Germany's games plus Spain's victory over the Netherlands in the final.

Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, says a delegation led by Carlos Montes, mayor of the northwestern Spanish town of O Carballino, presented the statue and a football shirt with the number eight.

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