Possibly the world's most famous mollusk, Paul the Octopus, died at Sealife Aguarium in Oberhausen, Germany overnight, passing away at age 2 1/2. Paul rose to fame this year after correctly predicting the winners of Germany's seven World Cup matches (including Spain's semi-final victory over Germany, which raised the ire of Germans) and the final between Spain and Netherlands when presented with mussel-filled boxes representing the different teams. The aquarium's general manager Stegan Porwoll said, "Paul inspired people of all continents. He won all our hearts, and we will sorely miss him.”