…then it must be true.
A “psychic” octopus is said by its aquarium owners to have predicted the country’s football team will knock England out of the World Cup.
When consulted, Paul the octopus chose a mussel from a jar with the German flag on it ahead of one in a similar jar bearing the cross of St George. The two-year-old cephalopod has a record of predicting past German results in this manner, his owners say.
Paul has so far correctly predicted all of Germany’s results in South Africa. His keepers say he correctly predicted 80% of Germany’s results during the 2008 European Championship.