Sunday, June 27, 2010

Octopus accurately predicts World Cup results

The funniest things happen during the World Cup.

One would think Paul the octopus would back his own team, just like any other Pom at the international tournament. But this English-born sea creature (born at Sea Life in Weymouth, on the south English coast) is keeping it real.

When two plastic boxes containing food were placed into the octopus' tank in Sea Life, Oberhausen, western Germany, one with a German flag, the other an England flag, Paul lost no time climbing into the German box.

He was right too, Germany beat England 4-1 today in their last 16 clash.

The 'oracle' is on a winning streak. Earlier in the tournament, he correctly predicted Germany would beat Ghana and Australia in their group D matches and that they would lose to Serbia.

So is it just pure luck or is there magic in the water?

Either way, I'm looking forward to following the animal's next predictions.

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