World Cup 'Psychic Octopus' Predicts Spanish Win
Bad news for home country Germany
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2010 3:17 AM CDT
Paul the octopus swims in his tank at Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.   (AP Photo/ddp/Volker Hartmann)
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(Newser) – Paul the octopus isn't betting on his home country this time. The "psychic" octopus, who has become a sensation in Germany for correctly predicting the results of all the country's World Cup games so far this year, picked Spain to win the semi-final game. Paul, who lives in a Sea Life aquarium in western Germany, made his prediction by choosing a mussel from a jar with a Spanish flag rather than one with a German flag, the BBC reports. Germany supporters can take comfort in the fact that one of Paul's predictions during the 2008 Euro cup proved wrong.

 

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