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Posted by on Jun 26, 2010 in Current Events, Entertainment, South Africa, Sport | 2 comments

Let’s See If Paul Is Right

From The Huffington Post:

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, Germany’s next opponent, 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.

UPDATE: The octopoid oracle has picked Germany to beat England.


  1. "The Octopoid Oracle" – love that line!

    Go on Paul!! Deutschland über alles!

  2. It seems as if there’ll be calamari on the menu in Germany today. Sadly.

    “Paul the Octopus has died.” :

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