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Psychic octopus picks World Cup finalists

‘Paul’ has correctly predicted the outcome of Germany’s World Cup matches so far

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A two year old octopus named Paul has correctly predicted the outcome of every World Cup match involving Germany this far in the tournament. No doubt to the consternation of his countrymen, Paul chose Spain to beat Germany in the semi-final by picking a mussel from a jar with the Spanish flag on it instead of a German one. Paul, who lives in the Sea Life Aquarium in the city of Oberhausen, has become a celebrity and his predictions are broadcast on German national television. His latest prediction may be cause for concern, though it’s worth pointing out Paul hasn’t always been right. In Euro 2008, he wrongly forecast Germany would prevail over Spain.

BBC News

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