Monday, July 12, 2010

Psychic Octopus Predicting FIFA Fotball Matches Results

An Octopus in Germany is stunning soccer fans around the world with his remarkable ability to predict the outcome of German World Cup games. Paul, a mollusk in Oberhausen, has correctly picked the result of all three German games so far. Most recently, the savvy octopus foresaw that Germany would edge Ghana to advance to the tournament's knockout stage, according to Sky News.

The prized prophet informs humans of his prediction by choosing between two boxes, each containing a delicious snack and decorated with a World Cup country's flag. Paul correctly picked Germany to conquer Australia in their first game, and he even called Serbia's shocking upset against the Germans.

The sea-bound seer faces a unique challenge for his next selection. Paul was born in England, and thus has deep allegiances to each team. It may never be known which team Paul will be rooting for, but he will predict a winner on Friday.

Scroll down for photos of Paul prognosticating.

He 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.


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