Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paul The Psychic Octopus Picks Spain To Win The World Cup

Breaking News: Spain won the 2010 World Cup of football upholding the 100% accuracy of the oracles of Paul- the psychic octopus. Amazing animal. Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in a gripping finale of the World Cup which was decided only in the last minute.

Paul the Octopus

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Paul the Octopus
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Paul the Octopus in his aquarium tank next to a football boot marked with the German flag colours
Species Octopus vulgaris
Sex Male
Born 2008
Weymouth, Dorset, England
Occupation Exhibit
Known for Making predictions for the results of Germany's football matches
Owner Sea Life Centres, Oberhausen, Germany (aquarium keeper: Oliver Walenciak)
Named after A poem by Boy Lornsen, Der Tintenfisch Paul Oktopus

Paul the Octopus or Paul Oktopus (hatched in 2008, German: Paul der Krake) is a common octopus living in a tank at a Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany. The octopus is used as an animal oracle in an attempt to predict the results of football matches, usually international matches in which Germany is playing.

During a divination, the octopus is presented with two boxes. Each contains food, and is marked with the flag of a national football team in an upcoming match, among which he is said to choose his predicted winner. The octopus is reported to have chosen the box with the flag of the winning team in several of Germany's six Euro 2008 matches, and in each of their first six matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. On July 9, when presented with a box with a Spanish flag attached to it and another with the Netherlands flag, he ate the mussel in the box with the Spanish flag. That act was interpreted as a prediction that Spain will win the World Cup final on July 11.[1] On the other hand, Mani the Parakeet has a Dutch win over Spain.[2]

From Wikipedia and Youtube


*♥Shydub♥* said...

I kind of see this in yahoo Sir mel galing ng octopus ano.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Yes he is all over the major sites including youtube. He is already a celebrity. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

MinnieRunner said...

Nagkatotoo nga ang hula ng octopus. But, can it be just mere coincidence?

charmie said...

wow, thanks for this information.. Amazing .. pero paano kaya nangyari ang ganun? Thanks for this post Kuya Mel, God Bless:)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Minnie Runner,
I really don't know if it was just mere coincidence but he has a 100% batting average including his prediction of Spain's victory over his home country of Germany in the semi finals. If you will ask a competent statistician, the odds are fifty-fifty every time he makes a prediction but making a 6 successive accurate prediction is way too unbelievable. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

wow! breaking news naman to kuyaMel....very interesting! thanks for sharing...ngayon ko lang to narinig eh.....siguro pinili nya kasi he's already at the right no need to go on the other box...ehehhe!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Charmie,
I really do not have the answer. What I can say is, he is really amazing with that kind of talent. How I would like to ask him the winning number of the next lotto draw, lol. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

meretrisha said...

this psychic octopus is indeed interesting.. it's funny because this octopus had death threats from fans of the losing opponent.. LOL

Bambie dear ★ said...

Napanood ko din si Paul.. he was all over the news here.. Akala ko kung sino si Paul Octopus dati, octopus pala talaga. Sabi nga nila, 100% accurate daw palagi. It's really amazing and yet mysterious.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

magaling nga ang octopus na iyan..kanina lang nabasa ko sa diaryo na ang ibang fans ng Netherlands ay galit sa octopus na may mga bansa nga rin na gustong mag angkin ng octopus na iyan..maraming beses na rin niyang ginawa iyan na ang napipili niya ay nananalo talaga..

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

ang ibang fans nga trip na ihawin iyan..lutuin..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Yes, he is from Germany and he was treated as a hero when he predicted the victories of Germany but when he accurately predicted the victory of Spain over Germany, his German fans became disillusioned with him and he actually received death threats. He was already deactivated from his oracle works. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
Yes, he is simply amazing and nobody could explain how he was able to come out with a 100% accuracy in his predictions. Probably, he is the modern day Nostradamus, lol. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
How right you are. Those countries who were defeated after Paul predicted the victories of their opponents have really threatened his safety. Yes, there are those who want to barbecue him or make him a sushi, lol. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Sorry hindi ko napansin agad yung comments mo kaya nalaktawan ko. Sorry ulit frend. Walang daya yung ginagawang panghuhula ni Paul. 100% accurate siya talaga sa lahat nang hula niya. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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