Thursday, July 01, 2010

Wanna know the winner? ....just ask the Octopus!!

You don't have to wait till Saturday to know who's gonna win in the clash between the Germans and Argentinians. Yes, the verdict is out, thanks to Paul, an Engilsh-born German octopus. So far, Paul has correctly predicting all four of Germany's games in this year's tournament. And now, Paul has predicted that Germany will beat Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinals, in what could be the country's toughest match yet. 

It's not the first time that Paul is making such claims. In fact, during the 2008 European Championship, Paul had predicted 80% of the match results accurately. Now, all of Argentina will be wishing that Paul gets it wrong this time.

So how does Paul pick the winner???

Simple. Paul is given the choice of picking food (a mussel) from two different water glasses lowered into his tank, one marked with the German flag and the other with the opponent's flag. 

Well,  to predict the winner in the Germany vs. Argentina clash, Paul took a long time. Initially Paul, approached the water glass marked with the German flag but waited a long time to grab the mussel from it. In fact, he had completely ignored the Argentinian water glass and took about an hour to predict the winner. 

Well we have to wait till Saturday to find out if Paul gets it correct this time as well.
In the meantime, you just enjoy this pic and video of Paul's!!

Picture courtsey : Reuters

And here is Paul predicting Germany's victory over England ...enjoy!! :)


Prasad Shelar on July 2, 2010 at 1:01 PM said...

cool ! :)

Abid on July 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM said...



Abhishek on July 2, 2010 at 11:01 PM said...

Very Righty said Abid, Octopus has so far predicted all four matches correctly.
But as the accuracy rate is 80 % hence Argentina stands a good chance.

Arpana on July 3, 2010 at 10:58 AM said...


Abid on July 3, 2010 at 11:30 AM said...


Well accuracy is 100% as far as the World Cup is concerned ....80% was in case of Euro Cup'08
You gotta wait till today's match to see if this prediction comes true.
I'll be rooting for Germany ...what about u??

Anonymous said...

Paul!is amazing!

Abhishek on July 3, 2010 at 11:23 PM said...

Octopus got it right again.
I too rooted for Germany, man they are good.
Klose Klose they are getting to lift this cup.

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