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Octopus Predictions? There's an App for That

Paul the Octopus made his name by trumping well-established investment banks' predictions about which team will win the World Cup.

An octopus named Paul sits on a box decorated with a Spanish flag and a shell inside on July 9, 2010 at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany. Paul's task is to decide in favour of one of the shells hidden in boxes with the flags of the Netherlands and Spain to act thus as oracle for the upcoming final match of the FIFA Football World Cup between the two countries on July 11, 2010. Paul, the 'psychic' octopus, who had predicted well the result of six German matches earlier in the
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An octopus named Paul sits on a box decorated with a Spanish flag and a shell inside on July 9, 2010 at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany. Paul's task is to decide in favour of one of the shells hidden in boxes with the flags of the Netherlands and Spain to act thus as oracle for the upcoming final match of the FIFA Football World Cup between the two countries on July 11, 2010. Paul, the 'psychic' octopus, who had predicted well the result of six German matches earlier in the

And now he is sharing his wisdom via an Apple iPhone Application.

The psychic cephalopod rightly picked the outcome of seven Germany football games during the World Cup, including Germany’s elimination by Spain, prompting death threats from angry fans.

Paul then followed this incredible feat by correctly predicting Spain would win the World Cup against Holland Sunday.

The Ask the Octopus iPhone application will let people who are undecided come to a decision without having to make the choice themselves.

“Don’t know which is the best choice? Do you want to guess the future? Ask the most famous octopus in the world. Ask the oracle, Octopus Paul,” said uTouchLabs, the Brazilian software company behind the application.

And for one dollar, Paul will provide the answer.

So whether you want to go movies or the theatre, want to eat sushi or pizza or want to wear a dress or skirt, just ask Paul.

However, you cannot be sure who is actually answering your question, as it was announced that after the flawless predictions, the real Paul the Octopus has taken his retirement.

-The Associated Press contributed to this report.