Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paul The Clairbouyant / Psychic Octopus Picks Spain over Germany

A "psychic" octopus in Germany, which appears to have correctly predicted every World Cup game involving the national team so far, has picked Spain over Germany in the semi-final.

Paul, from the Sea Life Aquarium in the western city of Oberhausen, chose a mussel from a jar with the Spanish flag instead of one with a German flag.

The two-year-old cephalopod has become a national celebrity. According to his owners, he has a record of predicting German results. They say Paul chose the winner in nearly 70% of Germany's games during the 2008 European Championship. He correctly predicted all five of the team's previous World Cup games - including a shock defeat by Serbia in the group stages. His prognosis ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final was broadcast live on German TV.

1 comment:

  1. this is tifongirl...

    Really smart this Octopus....Before i was cheering for Germany to win...but overall i think the world cup was great ;)