Skip to comments.'Psychic' animals bid to succeed Paul the Octopus in predicting soccer wins
Posted on 05/20/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Ahead of Saturday's Champions League final and with Euro 2012 just around the corner, animals of all shapes and sizes are queuing up to succeed Paul the Octopus, the famous clairvoyant cephalopod from the 2010 World Cup.
Paul, an octopus who lived at an aquarium in the German city of Oberhausen, rose to fame during the last World Cup for correctly 'predicting' the outcome of eight consecutive matches at the tournament.
The tentacled soothsayer, who picked winners by selecting food from boxes decorated with teams' national flags, passed away after the tournament, but there are now plenty of animals bidding to step into his (eight) shoes.
Ahead of Saturday's Champions League showdown in Munich between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, a local sausage dog named Sissi and an octopus called Rosi from nearby Rosenheim have both predicted that Bayern will prevail.
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I don’t think they’ll use my pet fish....he predicted that the Charlotte Bobcats would win the NBA Title.
Only a 1 in 256 chance that the predictions were random.
I would be so happy to have a psychic animal lie to me and tell me it’s definite the Dallas Cowboys are gonna win the Super Bowl this year!
I predict that through 95% of the game the score will be 0-0
She’s a strong candidate.
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