Well, a British newspaper is trying to follow in Paul's suction-cupped steps, using Larry the Donkey for some Olympics predictions.
The London Daily Telegraph asks the donkey a question, then a two children each hold out a bucket of food marked with a possible answer. Whichever bucket Larry eats from is considered his pick.
So far, Larry has proved to be no match for Germany's celebrity cephalopod -- who, unpredictably, died shortly after propelling himself to fame.
The donkey has missed on four of his first five questions, but then he's tended to be a conservative tout, as when dined from the Michael Phelps "winning" bucket before the Baltimore Bullet lost to Ryan Lochte in the 400-meter individual medley.