World Cup: Psychic octopus predicts Germany will defeat England
A 2-year-old octopus born in England but raised in Germany, has predicted a German win over England in Sunday's World Cup game.
Paul chose a mussel out of a container marked with the German flag over a mussel in a glass with the English St. George's Cross, said Tanja Munzig, a spokeswoman for the Sea Life Aquarium in the western city of Oberhausen, Germany, on Friday.
Now before you laugh and say "Psychic octopus? Preposterous." consider this: Paul already had successfully predicted Germany's victories over Australia and Ghana, and its loss to Serbia.
Who are we to argue with a psychic octopus? They may as well cancel the match. Germany will win.
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Paul fishes a mollusk out of the container representing Germany. Credit: Volker Hartmann, Associated Press.