July 6, 2010 5:00 PM
A “psychic” octopus with an uncanny ability to predict the result of World Cup football matches has tipped Spain to beat Germany in the semi-final.
Paul the octopus, from he Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany has so far correctly predicted all the games involving the national team.
His predictions involve handlers at the attraction putting two boxes of tasty mussels into his tank, each with the flag of one team on the front.
The mussels he goes for first are then taken to be his “psychic” prediction and bookies claim many people even place bets on the back of them.
However, the creature has a less then perfect record when these two teams meet – during Euro 2008 he wrongly picked Germany as the victor against Spain. If he is right this time he could end up in a paella.
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