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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paul the Octopus

Haha, are you as intrigued and tickled as I am that an octopus has a 100% on point prediction on the current World Cup matches? And have you seen the way he predicted the matches? So cute!

Here's a link in case you want to see Paul in action :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJYv5rul11M




And here's some write up on Paul from Wiki :-

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup knockout stage, Paul predicted Germany's win over England in the round of 16 and over Argentina in the quarter finals. For his last prediction, Paul received death threats. Angry Argentinian fans blamed him for their team's major loss of 0 to 4, and threatened to eat him to avenge his prediction. His keeper Oliver Walenciak is sure that the octopus is safe in his aquarium tank:


“ There are always people who want to eat our octopus but he is not shy and we are here to protect him as well. He will survive."


Paul also made a correct prediction for the semi finals when he chose the box with Spain's flag. Some German supporters hoped that Paul would get it wrong because of his incorrect prediction of the Germany versus Spain match in the UEFA Euro 2008, but this time they were in for a disappointment. Paul did it once again, his 100% accurate prediction for FIFA 2010 has gained worldwide status as a celebrity.

Hehe, aint that cute..... And anyway, i was woken up by my neighbours' noisy excitement while watching the match last nite/early this morning. And since I was having a fitful sleep anyway coz I only had vege for dinner last nite and was therefore, starvinggggg (another post on the darn pre-wedding diet plan next time), I woke up to catch the few last minutes of the game (and munced on some hi-fibre low-salt biscuits). Germany was already down 0-1 by that time, and I realised that the neighbours will get excited and screamed for no reason at all, not necessarily at possibilities of scoring, just like when u got stuck in the no-reason-at-all-jams of Malaysia. SOoo....HOlland V SPAin......

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