Paul the Psychic Octopus…

– – We’ve talked before here on Foxsylvania about how the octopus is a smarter creature than many realize, being capable of such behaviors as learning how to open jars.–Well, some would dare say that an octopus called Paul is kind of a cephalopod Nostradamus, performing such feats as predicting the winner of the World’s Cup!

Paul the octopus resides in the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.  His predictions are made by observing which of two clear boxes marked with a national flag he decides to eat a mussel from, and he has correctly forecast the outcome of every match in which his native German home team has played as of July 8th.

With a very respectable hit rate to date in past predictions, only a sucker would bet against this octopus! – – And wouldn’t psychic cephalopod be a great name for a band?!

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3 Comments on “Paul the Psychic Octopus…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Well, heavy metal rockers would probably choose something a little more extreme. Like “Toxic Shocktopus.”


  2. carycomic Says:

    But, Squidward loves it! 😉


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