Thursday, 8 July 2010
No-one in Germany was too surprised when they were knocked out of the World Cup by Spain because it had been predicted live on tv. Paul the octopus has achieved celebrity status due to his uncanny predictions. Dubbed the psychic octopus, Paul has correctly predicted all Germany's results so far. Two glass canisters are dropped into Paul's tank containing a mussel and a country's flag. Paul hovered above the container before finally selecting the mussel of his choice which so far has been the winner of each of the German matches.
Not everyone however is a fan of Paul. After Argentina lost to Germany in the quarter finals, the Argentines threatened to kill Paul and put him in a paella. Argentine newspapers even gave a recipe for anyone daring to capture Paul, including the tip 'you need four normal potatoes, olive oil and a little pepper'.
Paul, by the way is British born although I don't feel inclined to welcome him as a fellow countryman. Never mind his football gambling predictions, where's that sick squid he still owes me?