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Friday, July 9, 2010

Octopus oracle predicts Spain win

Just in case you were wondering, an octopus credited with psychic powers has predicted that Spain will defeat the Netherlands in the World Cup final.

He also predicted a win for Germany against Uruguay in the third place match. He has so far correctly forecast every World Cup game involving the national team.

The tip for Spain was his first for a game not involving Germany.

The two-year-old cephalopod has become an international celebrity for predicting the match winners by choosing a mussel from one of two boxes bearing the flags of the competing nations.

He correctly predicted all of Germany's World Cup games, including the 4-1 thrashing of England, a shock defeat by Serbia in the group stages and the ousting by Spain on Wednesday.

After that defeat, there were calls inGermany for Paul to be roasted with lemon juice and olive oil or turned into a plate of paella.

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