Sadly, Paul the octopus did not outlive his impressive but unpopular World Cup predictions by long.
Unless, of course, he is just refusing to go against Paul, the psychic German octopus, who predicted a Spanish triumph.
At the same time, one of the most popular dishes at one of the most popular restaurants was – octopus salad.
It's at a time like this that Germans yearn most for Paul the octopus, the great mollusk soothsayer for Germany.
Instead, as Guy Lawson writes in octopus, Israel engineered a haphazard plan to fake his own death.
Government, that in theory represents a union of effort and a saving of force, sprawls like an octopus over the land.
Not until she was elbow deep in suds did she recall her dreams about the octopus.
He was a football player too; his hug was that of an octopus which swallowed you all.
And so far, getting along with Russia was like trying to get along with an octopus.
He was born in the province of Posen, so violently seized on by Prussia, that octopus of Europe.
1758, genus name of a type of eight-armed cephalopod mollusks, from Greek oktopous, literally "eight-footed," from okto "eight" (see eight) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Proper plural is octopodes, though octopuses probably works better in English. Octopi is from mistaken assumption that -us in this word is the Latin noun ending that takes -i in plural.