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Paul The Octopus Predicts Spainish World Cup

Posted 7/09/2010 9:30 am by

Paul, the World Cup-predicting psychic octopus, has decided to keep riding the team he picked to beat his native Germany.  When offered the choice of a box of mollusks featuring the Spanish flag versus the Dutch flag, the cephalopod has chosen to stay on Team Spain, despite threats of a revenge grilling from angry Germans who, apparently, think the octopus cost their team the World Cup title. If you’re the kind of person who listens to beaked aquatic critters, then the octopus money is on Spain.

Given that Paul has predicted every game of the World Cup correctly so far (at least the ones involving Germany), is there any reason to doubt that this oracle octopus has some kind of magical soccer-predicting skills thanks to his eight legs?  As for the Dutch, sorry gang.  Maybe you should recruit your own predicting animal (possibly a lion) to try and offset the bad karma raised up by the ambush marketing stunt earlier in the World Cup.

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