Octopus Oracle Picks Germany in World Cup Match

Friday, Jun 25, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Octopus Oracle Picks Germany in World Cup Match

Getty Images

An octopus such as this one is 80 percent at picking soccer matches.

advertisement

You've heard of Punxsutawney Phil. Now meet Paul the Octopus.

The creature lives at the Sea Life Aquarium in the German city of Oberhausen, and when there's a big German soccer game, people at the aquarium have Paul pick the winner.

With Germany playing England in the round of 16 at the World Cup, the aquarium thought this was a perfect time. It turns out that though Paul lives in Germany, he was born in England.

On Friday, Paul chose a mussel out of a glass marked with the German flag over a mussel in a glass with the English St. George's Cross.

Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says that means Germany will win.

Munzig also says that during the 2008 European Championship, he predicted 80 percent of all German games right.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out