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Meet Shaheen, the World Cup-Predicting Camel
Gulf News ^ | June 10, 2014 | Gareth Butler

Posted on 06/09/2014 1:30:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway

From the depths of the Dubai desert comes the four-hooved World Cup prediction machine that is Shaheen the Camel. Scroll down for a video.

Discovered by a Gulf News videographer with a penchant for dune-based fun, Shaheen declared himself ready at the flutter of an oversized eyelash for the challenge of guessing the outcome of Brazil 2014 matches.

Starting Thursday, one World Cup game per day will be the subject of Shaheen’s prediction genius. And yes, you guessed it, Gulf News accepts no responsibility for whether the hump-backed wonder is right or wrong. Matching Paul the Octopus’s near-perfect record may be beyond the trusty steed, but only the most up-to-date camel-football-predicting technology will be used to determine who will lift the World Cup trophy.

The crucial opener between Brazil and Croatia is first up at midnight on Thursday.

Watch Shaheen in action from Thursday morning right here at www.gulfnews.com. Here's a teaser of what's to come:

(Excerpt) Read more at gulfnews.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: camel; soccer; worldcup

1 posted on 06/09/2014 1:30:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Starting Thursday”

Of course, it WOULD have to be the day after Hump Day.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 1:31:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway
We're going to have a LOT of animals trying to predict the winner of each World Cup game from around the world.
3 posted on 06/09/2014 1:35:36 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought Shaheen was a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire?

But on second thought, she is sort of a bovine.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 1:40:21 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Ya, I first thought of Shaheen the Senator, in reading this.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 1:47:13 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: nickcarraway; Berlin_Freeper

Ping...World Cup Camel .


6 posted on 06/09/2014 1:54:24 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ..............dot removal in progress.......)
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To: nickcarraway

hey! camels is SMART!


7 posted on 06/09/2014 3:24:57 PM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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