Or you can just call him Paul. Paul's an octopus with a special gift: He can predict winners of World Cup matches from his temple -- OK, maybe it's just a tank -- at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.
Paul's handlers place two glass boxes in his tank -- one with a German flag, the other with the flag of an opponent. Then they place shells and other treats inside. The first box Paul picks is the winner -- and he's pretty good at it.
The octopus picked Germany to defeat Ghana in Wednesday's game, no doubt pleasing the home crowd. You might call it pandering, but he'd probably tell you he's no panda -- he's an octopus. Besides, Paul has an impressive history: He picked Serbia to beat Germany last week in one of the tournament's biggest upsets so far.
He also accurately predicted Germany would win its first match of the tournament, a 4-0 drubbing of Australia, so he's 2-0 so far. If Paul gets any better at this, he could have an incredible career as a telephone psychic -- able to handle eight lines at once.
But for now, he'll keep picking World Cup matches. The aquarium says that as long as Germany's still in the tournament, Paul will keep making picks.
While Germany is not the tournament's favorite, it's not a long shot, either. Most two-armed bookies rank it fifth -- behind only Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Holland -- with roughly 10 to 1 odds, depending on where you place your bets.
No word yet on whether Paul has filled out eight betting slips of his own. Then again, bet-making octo-bookies face their own challenges. If he doesn't make good on his picks, he risks having his arms broken ... again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.