Spain Or Netherlands? Ask These Psychic Animals!

By Meera Dolasia on July 10, 2010

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Soccer fans seeking help on 'predicting' the outcome of tomorrow's World Cup Final match between Spain and Netherlands, now have two unusual sources to turn to - An octopus and a parakeet. And, since they have predicted different outcomes, one of them is sure to prove its pyschic powers!

Paul, a two-year old octopus, that resides at a Sea-Life center in Oberhausen, Germany, first displayed his psychic prowess during the 2008 European Football Championships. When presented with a choice of two boxes, each containing food and marked with flags of the competing teams, he would make his 'prediction' by taking the food from one of the boxes. Though he was right only 80% of the time, it was enough to establish his credibility as a pyschic!

His World Cup prediction record has been much better - So far, he has accurately foretold the outcome of all of Germany's six matches, including its defeat by Spain, which bolstered his reputation ten-fold! When asked to select which team would win tomorrow's final, Paul immediately went for the the box with the Spanish flag!

However, Paul has strong opposition from Mani a Malaysian-born parakeet, who as an astrologer's assistant, has five years of experience predicting the future, on topics ranging from careers to matrimony.

And, while she's new at sports predictions, Mani, who conveys her thoughts by picking up the right card, has so far, been as accurate as Paul in her World Cup predictions. She had picked underdog Netherlands when they were pitted against Brazil, and has now sided with them again, for tomorrow's championship game.

So the 2010 World Cup Final is not just about the soccer skills of the two teams, but also, about Paul and Mani's ability to forsee the future! if you wish to join the fray, be sure to add your predictions below!

sources: worldcupblog.com, guardian.co.uk

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  • la_eliza
    la_eliza5/24/2013
    Hmmm...
    • shock12
      shock123/19/2013
      spain was better
      • Bob2/28/2013
        So Awesome!!!!!!
        • borntoplay
          borntoplay1/28/2013
          *SPOILER ALERT* Spain won.
          • vetgirl
            vetgirl12/7/2012
            love it
            • pokemonmaster10/29/2012
              i agree with you LIL'T 63 CREATIVE
              • lincoln
                lincoln6/2/2012
                wow!!!
                • ginny4ever
                  ginny4ever6/2/2012
                  any animal could do that. the only cool thing is that an octopus can take the lid off the box.
                  • liars4/10/2012
                    they just pick the ones they like,they can't "tell the future".
                    • coolico02
                      coolico023/9/2012
                      I saw the World Cup on TV and Spain won!!

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