Paul the Octopus's fame is growing by the hour. He has a Wikipedia article about him, and a couple of Facebook pages. He's received death threats because of his prediction that Germany would lose the last match (they did), and some people seem to feel that Paul CAUSED the Germans to lose!
A group of Spanish businessmen have offered $38,000 to buy him (not to eat).
More information about Paul is coming out, but much is still conflicting. He is now reported to be born in 2008, which is more reasonable than the 2006 we originally saw. He is a common octopus, an Octopus vulgaris. His name comes from a poem in German about an octopus named Paul.
In German he is known as Oktopus Paul, Paul Oktopus, and is sometimes referred to as a Kraken or a Tintenfisch.
The Sea Life Center where he lives has rejected efforts by Peta to have him released, saying the Paul has lived his whole life in an aquarium.
I think it's good that an octopus is in the news, and so favorably, too. What do you think?